Katie believes that safe, clean, and affordable housing is the backbone to a healthy global economy. Previously, Katie conducted research on settlements and government housing projects in Cape Town, South Africa. She is currently consulting on a project to improve access to housing finance in Tijuana, Mexico. She hopes to use her strong research background and experience launching social enterprises to help develop a prize that spurs innovation to solve this global challenge.
Masters of Urban and Regional Planning/MBA, University of California, Los Angeles (2018)
Akshay is an architect investigating the role of computational design and robotics for sustainable urban futures. Through the lens of emerging technologies and the role they play in cities designed for sustainability, resilience and social engagement — he believes that the exponential technological and leapfrogging approach that XPRIZE presents, offers an effective path forward for solving the grand challenge of safe and healthy homes.
Master of Design Studies, Harvard University
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