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Heather Fleming

Designer & Engineer

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Can poverty be addressed through product design? This is the goal of Heather Flemming whose design firm, Catapult Design, develops technology and service solutions for low-income and impoverished communities.

Heather's Biography

Professional Inspiration: Gina Bianchini
To Her 15-Year-Old Self: Trust your own instincts.
Her Small Pleasures: McDonald's and Taco Bell
Biggest Challenge for the Next Generation: Balancing family and work.

Heather Fleming is the Founder and CEO of Catapult Design, a non-profit design firm that develops and delivers technology and service solutions to low-income and underserved communities worldwide. Catapult Design provides engineering and implementation support for emerging markets, and their clients include companies and organizations working to provide technology solutions – such as rural electrification, water purification and transport, food security, and health – for impoverished communities. Prior to founding Catapult  Design, Heather was an Adjunct Lecturer at Stanford University and a Senior Lecturer at California College of the Arts. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader as well as a Pop!Tech Social Innovation Fellow.

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