In February, the Washington Post published an essay by Mohit Nalavadi ’15, about how his studies at Santa Clara translated to life-affirming work with Engineers without Borders. In Honduras, he helped iterate designs to deliver clean water to a rural community in Honduras, and last year he assisted in engineering a more efficient way to make clay tiles in Rwanda. Back in Silicon Valley, Nalavadi contemplates the dichotomies of innovating here and elsewhere. He writes, "I still drive down 101, looking at all the tech companies, wondering if ‘making the world a better place’ is just a worn-out marketing campaign—or whether it is handing someone a wrench and saying, ‘You can do this.’”

30 Oct 2018