We are a passionate and dedicated team with a diverse range of qualifications and backgrounds. With our combined engineering expertise, business acumen, and on-the-ground experience with our customer base, we are well prepared to design, manufacture, market, and distribute affordable, life-changing energy solutions to millions of customers.
Lesley Silverthorn Marincola, CEO
Lesley’s background blends human-centered design with mechanical engineering skills. She received her B.S. in Product Design and her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Lesley first established herself in the world of engineering while working on the first three generations of the Amazon Kindle. As her interests broadened, she focused on integrating first-hand field experience and research of different cultures into her technical approach. Her many travels and passion for third world, appropriate design continue to fuel her enthusiasm to pursue social entrepreneurship. Contact Lesley at LesleyS@angazadesign.com.
Bryan Silverthorn, CTO
Bryan’s interests broadly encompass the application of intelligent technology to global problems. He earned his BS in computer science from Cornell University, and his PhD in computer science at the University of Texas at Austin. His academic research has bridged statistics, natural language processing, and combinatorial optimization, with a focus on building systems that learn from experience to solve computational problems more efficiently. His industry work has spanned the spectrum from pure software engineering to underwater robotics. In both academia and industry, his focus has been on the challenging problems that lie at the intersections of disciplines. Contact Bryan at email@example.com.
Victoria Arch, Director of Strategy
Victoria is a life science and sustainability specialist with multidisciplinary expertise ranging from systems ecology to biomedicine. She learned the intricacies of environmental science and policy while pursuing a B.S. in Earth Systems at Stanford University. Following her undergraduate degree, she received a Ph.D. in Biology from UCLA. During her extensive dissertation fieldwork in rural Southeast Asia, Victoria fully recognized the intimate relationship between poverty and environmental degradation. As a result of this experience, she realized her goal of applying her systems science background toward projects with immediate social and environmental impact. With Angaza Design, she is excited to show that smart, scalable technology can greatly benefit both people and planet. Contact Victoria at VictoriaA@angazadesign.com.
Fiona Mati, East African Project Manager
Fiona joins Angaza with extensive experience in East Africa working in social enterprises to introduce game-changing products to the bottom of the pyramid segment. She holds a graduate diploma in Entrepreneurship Development and, prior to joining Angaza, founded a web portal that provides business skills information to youth entrepreneurs. Fiona manages Angaza’s East African sales and Pay-As-You-Go scale-up from Nairobi, Kenya. Contact Fiona at FionaM@angazadesign.com.