My name is Lea and I'm an interdisciplinary designer, engineer and entrepreneur. I'm fascinated by the human mind; how we make decisions, how we learn, and how we experience the world.
My underlying motivation is to help individuals understand their full potential and build on it. To that end, I create playful and enabling experiences for people to better understand themselves and navigate the world around them.
I have a BA (Hons) in Computer Science from Grinnell College (IA, USA).
Project Stealth (intraoral identification gadget), an IDE group project, has been featured in multiple publications including Dezeen, Dutch Design Week, and Wired. Project Stealth now continues as a startup supported by Innovation RCA and Imperial Enterprise Lab.
In the RCA x CERN Grand Challenge collaboration, my group project, Pilingo (localising over-the-counter medicine), was a finalist in the Social and Economic Disparity category.
*Throughout this project display, I will intentionally use the phrase "people who are blind" rather than "visually impaired" to refer to my end users. I do this because ReMind was designed specifically with and for congenitally blind individuals.