Jonathan Perez de Alderete
President and founder of Nonspec, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Jonathan has been the main innovator and driving force behind starting a company to provide pediatric amputees in developing nations with durable and inexpensive prosthetic limbs that "grow" with the child. His "bite-off-more-than-you-can-chew" approach has allowed him to accelerate the product's life cycle, and his leadership skills have driven the team to keep up with him. His innovation and determination to solve problems is contagious, and extensively encourages thought-out solutions that have the potential to change lives. Jonathan inspires by example and challenges those around him to think outside the box in order to solve real-world problems. His passion for helping others is evident in everything that he does.