Amy Smith

Founder, Co-Director

Inventor, visionary and inspirational teacher, Amy is the founder of D-Lab, and has a contagious passion for creativity and innovation. The daughter of an MIT professor, Amy started coming to MIT very early as a kid, and decided to stay for her undergraduate and graduate studies. She joined the Peace Corps for 4 years in Botswana, where she taught middle school in the Kalahari Desert and then became the Regional Beekeeping Officer for the Okavango River Delta. Amy has also founder or co-founded IDDS, IDEAS Competition, IDI and Rethink Relief. In her "free" time, Amy pursues a variety of crafts, plays the saxophone, guitar and tin whistle and enjoys cycling, and kayaking.

 

Contact: mmadinot@mit.edu

Amy's Videos

February 2006

May 2013

Amy in the News

Aug 21, 2014 - New York Times
Jul 21, 2014 - Marketplace Morning Report (Radio)
May 25, 2014 - Museum of Design Atlanta