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Krista Donaldson

Krista Donaldson Krista Donaldson is the CEO of D-Rev, a nonprofit technology firm whose mission is to improve the health and prosperity of people living on less than $4 per day.

Krista Donaldson has been working at the intersection of design and international development for over 15 years, applying engineering and design to confounding social problems in the developing world. Her recent work focused on medical devices: Brilliance, a device for treating babies with severe jaundice, and ReMotion, an artificial knee for developing-world amputees. Donaldson was a diplomacy fellow at the U.S. Department of State, a design engineer with KickStart International in Nairobi, Kenya, and at the product design firm IDEO. A native of Nova Scotia, Krista has a BE in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University, as well as an MSE (product design) and an MSME and PhD from Stanford University. Her doctoral work was among the first to focus on engineering and social entrepreneurship in less industrialized economies. Donaldson is also a lecturer at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University.
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