Kira Intrator, Alumni
- United States
- Mobile/Internet and Urban Information Systems
2012 MCP, Urban Studies and Planning
“[I have seen] how humility, grace, and hard work (and the gift of empowering others along the way) are invaluable to leading a successful enterprise.”
Kira’s project, Mobile Medical Emergency Responders (MMER), can enable thousands of medical experts around the world to aid in humanitarian disaster relief efforts by remotely providing advice to the affected population over the phone. By employing both touch-tone and Interactive Voice Recognition (IVR) technologies, this goes beyond the capabilities of current SMS-based systems by providing access to aid and medical resources for illiterate populations.
Kira was born and raised in an international community in France on the outskirts of Geneva, Switzerland, and moved to the United States for college where she pursued a BA in Comparative Religious Studies and Peace and Conflict Resolution. During school, she worked at Pugwash, a disarmament NGO founded by Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein, and led marketing efforts and conducted thesis research for an indigenous women weavers-led fair-trade cooperative in Sucre, Bolivia.