Cindy Cooper

Cindy Cooper leads The Lemelson Foundation’s Engineering for One Planet initiative, an effort to equip tomorrow’s engineers with the skills, knowledge and understanding to protect and improve our planet and our lives. For more than 20 years, Cooper has fostered social and environmental impact through innovation, working across academic, philanthropic, business and entrepreneurship fields. She co-founded and led award-winning organizations and programs in higher education and international development, including the world’s first website for fair trade Spanish lessons through videoconferencing. A Brazilian American, she holds a Global MBA with distinction from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Psychology/Spanish BA summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College.