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Timothy Prestero, CEO

Timothy Prestero is the founder and CEO of Design that Matters.  He is co-inventor on three patents for cholera treatment devices, and has served on the board of directors of two for-profit technology startups.  Timothy was a Peace Corps volunteer in Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa, and he has led design and global projects in 20 countries across Africa, Latin America and Asia. He received M.S. degrees in Mechanical and Oceanographic Engineering from the MIT, and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Davis. He is a Martin Fellow at the MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, a Draper Richards Kaplan Fellow, and was named an Ashoka Affiliate in 2004.  His awards include the 2007 Social Venture Network Innovation Award, and the 2009 World Technology Award.

Kelly Murphy, Strategic Partnerships Director

Kelly is a development professional with demonstrated success in building and managing partner relationships for poverty reduction and health care access non-profits. She is responsible for developing the key partnerships that support DtM's work. Previously she managed institutional fund development activities for Housing Families Inc and BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) Massachusetts. Kelly has been a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Women in Development of Greater Boston, and Associated Grant Makers.  She enjoys exploring different cultures and learning foreign languages including French, Spanish, Japanese, and Dutch. She received her B.A. from Brandeis University. She is on the board of the GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project.

Amily He, Design Fellow

Amily's passion is to combine business, design and technology to improve the world. Amily has five years of experience in product marketing and has worked for companies like Apple and Google. Most recently Amily helped launch and grow Google Fiber, the first gigabit Internet service in U.S.  

Amily grew up as an accomplished actress and artist in China. Coming to the U.S. at age 16 introduced her to design and she fell in love. Amily is particularly passionate about design for social change and helped found the Inaugural Social Entrepreneurship Conference at Harvard University. Amily studied Economics and Visual Environmental Science at Harvard, and is pursuing a Master of Industrial and Product Design at the Rhode Island School of Design next spring.

Malory Johnson, Communication Design Intern

Malory is a multidisciplinary designer who specializes in design research, product development and graphic communication. Previously, Malory has worked for clients like Airstream, AmericanHort and Procter & Gamble. Malory graduated in 2015 from the Columbus College of Art and Design with a BFA in Industrial design. There she worked in the Tad Jeffery FabLab for 2 years pushing the limits of the latest rapid prototyping machinery. Malory earned the IDSA Student Merit award for her class and two collaborative Spark Design Awards. In her free time, she enjoys being an artist, seamstress and woodworker.