XIAOYUAN “CHARLENE” REN
Founder and Director, MyH20
Xiaoyuan “Charlene” Ren received her BA in Physics from Vassar College and dual MS in Environmental Engineering & Technology and Policy at MIT, with a thesis focused on the water and sanitation monitoring policy structure in rural India, which has transformed into an organisation supporting open government data platform development. She is now the Founder & Director of “MyH2O – Water Information Network” in China, mapping rural clean water demands for solution connection (myh2o.org). Since 2015, her organisation has collected data across 800 villages with the support of thousands of fieldworkers, and delivered water solutions to thousands of rural populations. She is also a 2016 Echoing Green Fellow for global social innovation.