Debora Leal

Debora Leal

Master student

Débora worked with high technology for 15 years, and in the last five years she has worked for programs of social development, especially for IDIN, a consortium founded by MIT. IDIN supports people to catalyse the application of innovative science, technology, and tools to solve some of the world’s most challenging development problems. She has worked in the USA, Uganda, Tanzania, and India. In 2016 she organized a two week design summit in the Brazilian Amazon region, combining ecological and technological design - some of the prototypes addressed challenges ranging from internet connectivity to fish farming. Last year she was awarded the Chevening Scholarship and is currently pursuing a master degree at Schumacher College, where she is researching new economics models for times of transition.