Access to care remains a critical challenge across the Global South. Learn how the Okoa Project, a non-profit which engineers creative solutions for public health, works with local communities to ensure safe, reliable medical services for all.

Innovating in Global Health: Lessons from the Frontlines

thumbnail_image.png

Emily Young

Mental Health Icon

Emily is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Okoa Project. She graduated from MIT with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, starting The Okoa Project as a spinout of a class through MIT's D-Lab in 2016. Since then, she has led mechanical design and community operations. Her expertise is in human centered design, global product development, and mechanical systems - with strong interests in Global and Maternal Healthcare. In her free time, you can catch Emily hiking through the mountains, trying out new recipes, and painting.