2013 TOYOTA MOTHER OF INVENTION

Andrea Sreshta

LuminAID

LuminAID co-founders Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork met while studying architecture and design at Columbia Graduate School. They shared an interest in solar-powered, inflatable light technology and a common belief that design can be used to improve access to basic resources such as lighting and power.

After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Sreshta and Stork designed the LuminAID solar-powered, inflatable light. This affordable, renewable light helps improve the comfort, safety and survival of disaster victims.