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Adeena Schlussel
KIND Healthy Snacks

Adeena is originally from Englewood, New Jersey where she grew up with her parents and two younger siblings. In 2009 she graduated from NYU where she studied Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, and wrote her thesis on the possible motivations fueling alternative energy initiatives in oil exporting countries.

Adeena currently works on the team at KIND Snacks, whose mission is to Do the KIND Thing for your body, your taste buds, & the world. Prior to KIND, Adeena interened at the Acumen Fund, charity: water and Nothing but Nets teams, and spent time working with Maniv Energy Capital to facilitate legislation and funding for Better Place, a company working to enact a global, electric car service network.

You can catch her jogging in the city, or on twitter @adeenaschlussel.

Posts by Adeena Schlussel

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    Best Ideas of 2010: Cardiocam

    "Cardiocam: Technology for Non-Contact Multi-Parameter Physiologic Measurements" was developed by researchers at Harvard/M.I.T, and captures physiological data via a webcam. The webcam is able to detect subtle shifts in face color and blood flow and then translates these facts into usable data, enabling physicians to diagnose patients from afar.

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    An Update on the Idjwi Project

    In a recent interview, Dr. Sebisaho reviewed Amani Global Works goals from team’s three-month trip to the isolated island of Idjwi: including convincing the community get behind a proposal to erect a hospital and satellite health clinics, and return to New York with a blueprint the citizens of Idjwi will embrace and that Amani can support.

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    Health Care
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    health care, public health
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    Tough Stuff Fortifying the Base

    While Tough Stuff certainly is not the only enterprise to sell solar-powered lanterns and charging strips, it is one of the few that provides a modular option allowing consumers to purchase detachable components of the technology - from LED lamps to rechargeable battery packs - making it more affordable.

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    Dr. Sebisaho: One Man and an Island

    Having grown up vacillating between the Congo and Rwanda (and having completed his medical training in the latter), Dr. Sebisaho has obtained a pulse on the medical needs of the under-served Island of Idjwi as well as an acute understanding of the cultural and economic subtleties critical in treating its ails.

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    Energy for the BoP: Energy in Da House

    Delivering energy to homes and businesses is not enough; the ways in which low-income customers are able to utilize this energy supply, as well as the ways in which people adapt household tools to be most efficient and affordable, is of equal importance. The following innovative organizations are creating appliances to do just this.

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    Energy Generation: Supplying Low-Income Customers in BoP Markets

    Energy customers at the BoP may be curious about the source of their energy, but the usable application of the energy is of much greater interest. There are a number of enterprises delivering energy to the BoP, each employing whichever form of alternative energy is most conducive and reliable in its region, but all working towards a shared goal.

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    Energy Series: An Introduction

    An unidentified Shell employee famously said, ?The Stone Age didn?t end because we ran out of stones,? illustrating the revolutionary implications of design and creativity. While he was hinting to oil?s fallibility with the advent of alternative energy sources, base of the pyramid (BoP) energy markets will also undergo a makeover.

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    Vestergaard Frandsen: Life Saving Textiles

    With patient capital, philanthrocapitalism, and venture capital models becoming ever more popular ways to fill the voids of the base of the pyramid (BoP), the power of the market is emerging as increasingly vibrant. Vestergaard Frandsen, a European manufacturer of emergency relief and disease control products is harnessing that very power.

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