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Sonia Baltodano

Founder & CEO, Scrapworks Inc

Scrapworks’ founder, Sonia Baltodano, is a  PhD ‘18 candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. Her PhD work with autonomous vehicles as part of the Center for Automotive Research (CARS) at Stanford provides Scrapworks with a unique expertise in building real-world datasets and algorithms to predict unexpected interdependencies. Sonia received her MS in Engineering from Stanford's Joint Program in Design, under the direction of David Kelley. She was awarded a BA in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Sonia is an entrepreneur and conversant in five languages. She is a dual citizen of the United States and Nicaragua. Sonia is passionate about applying the principles of Design Thinking and Deep Learning to solve the world's most pressing problems. Scrapworks is the first generalized predictions platform, providing actionable recommendations that transform businesses and promote sustainability.