Kristin Kagetsu is a co-founder of Saathi, a social enterprise dedicated to providing a sustainable solution for menstrual hygiene. As an undergrad, she worked on multiple projects with the M.I.T. Design Lab (D-Lab) in Brazil, Nicaragua and India. Her first product launch was a set of natural dye crayons from locally sourced natural materials that she developed with an N.G.O. in Uttarakhand, India. She has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from M.I.T. and is an M.I.T. D-Lab Scale-Ups fellow, an Asia Society Young Leader and TEDx speaker. She has been named among the Forbes list of 30 Under 30, is a Cartier Women’s Initiative finalist and was recognized by the Indian Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Since its founding, Saathi has been recognized globally by Time magazine, the U.N. Environment Program, the University of St Andrews and Vogue, among many others, for its social impact, innovation and sustainability.
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