It Takes a Village

Laura Stupin '07, Senior Process Engineer, Pivot, Ltd.

During her time at Olin, Laura co-founded the International Development Design Summit (IDDS) and helped to facilitate the program for five years. In 2009 she became a graduate student at Masdar Institute of Science and Technologu in the United Arab Emirates, where she focused her research on village energy solutions. In 2012 she joined Waste Enterprisers in Accra, Ghana, as the lead process engineer to innovate a renewable fuel made from sewage.

The Sompany evolved and changed it's name to Pivot, and she moved with them to Mombasa, Kenya. In 2015 she led demo installations in Three African cites and moved to Kigali, Rwanda, to commission Pivot's first commercial-scale fuel factory.