Program Leaders

Our program leaders are from all corners of the globe representing diverse experiences across academia, non-profits, private and the public sector. Our program leaders donate their time and exceptional talent working in partnership with the leadership to further the mission of 3D Africa.

Telema

Telema Harry

Co-President & Chief Technology Officer, Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF)

Telema is the Co-President and Chief Technology Officer at Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF). In this role, he is responsible for leading all elements of YTF’s technology roadmap, including award-winning 3D Africa. Telema is a technophile with deep commercial acumen and a heart for social causes. He is a seasoned engineering executive with over 20 years of management experience with multinational corporations including General Electric, Emerson Electric and Electrolux.

An accomplished business & technology leader, Telema has an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, an MS in Computer Engineering and BS in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.



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Darren Liu

Classroom & Massive Open and Online Content (MOOC) Curriculum

Darren graduated from Peking University, China, with a Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Information Science and technology degree. He has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Seoul National University, Korea, and an MVA from Kellogg School of Management with a focus on Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Prior to Kellogg, Darren was a research engineer with Samsung Electrics, where he developed speech recognition products in 23 languages for smart TV’s.



Johnny

Johnny Falla

Partnerships

Johnny’s career has spanned numerous industries with experience in philanthropy, public-private partnerships, consumer branding and marketing, international development, social innovation and entrepreneurship, and digital strategy, all under the umbrella of creating what it means to be a digital humanitarian in the information age. 

In 2015, Johnny’s strategy consulting work focused on collaborative manufacturing utilizing 3D printing, brand stewardship and the modern practice of venture philanthropy, and novel approaches to reducing inequality in the US by influencing capital markets to bend resources toward “just” companies.

Johnny has also served as marketing and digital lead for Millennium Promise, working across sub-Saharan Africa. Johnny began his career at the Skoll Foundation, where he helped build the Foundation’s global grant making programs to support social entrepreneurs. He is currently a communications consultant with Carnegie Corporation in New York. He holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford.



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Uche Ajuonuma

3D Printing Engineering

Uche graduated with First Class honors from Imo State University in Nigeria with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He likes to think of himself as a philosopher with an interest in impact investing and creating entrepreneurship opportunities for youth by deepening their interest in innovation and invention. Leading the 3D Africa program for Nigeria, Uche is super passionate about everything 3D printing and scanning related and is an expert CAD modeler.



Lily

Lily Su

Education

Lily Su is a CAD modeler specializing on developing products from concept to prototype in the medical, automotive, and tabletop industries. She is a 3D printing expert and teacher currently teaching art professionals onsite and middle schoolers via after school programs involving STEM through Dimension Learning in New York City. She has worked on products for Disney, Stratasys, MCor, Nickelodeon and Sears. She has also helped develop inventions from lock mechanisms, to live hinges, all with attention to aesthetics and ergonomics for products that are well-conceived and well-thought out. Lily has a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design, Certificate of Completion for Full-Stack Front End and Backend App Development from The {c} 0dEd, Certificate for FastTrac Growth Venture from The Kauffman Foundation, TESOL Certification, and has coursework from Brown University and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.





David

David Schnepp

Partnerships

David is the co-founder of a start-up workforce development consultancy focused on training Veterans in 3D Printing technologies and helping them obtain employment or start a new business that utilizes 3D Printing technologies. Prior to that David was the currently the Director of Business Development/New Ventures for 3D Systems Corporation. He was responsible for the development and execution of key strategic partnerships, including development of financial models, distribution relationships and marketing plans. David was the co-founder and COO of Digital PlaySpace, a leading social gaming company that was purchased by 3D Systems in February of 2014. David has spent the majority of his career as a senior level strategy and business development executive focused on assisting development and early stage growth companies with their strategy, business development and investment banking needs.

David received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Masters of Management (MBA) from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.



Nora

Nora Tan

Human Centered Design and Innovation

Nora Tan is a junior at Stanford University. After a summer abroad at an HIV/AIDS clinic in rural Tanzania, she experienced and witnessed the power of providing communities with funding and resources to develop and deploy innovative solutions to community-based problems. Through her involvement with Stanford Biodesign, Stanford Design for America, and Stanford Engineers for a Sustainable World, she has developed a passion for the intersection of human-centered design, public health, education, community investment, and philanthropy.



Chinasa

Chinasa Emeghara

Engineering

Chinasa is currently pursuing a Masters in mechanical engineering and an MBA from MIT with a focus on Energy and Operations. She is a Fellow of the Leaders for Global Operations at MIT, a program that brings together the rigor and technical expertise of the MIT School of Engineering, the business, leadership practice, and cutting-edge theory of the MIT Sloan School of Management and the real-world experience of the LGO manufacturing and operations industry partners.

Chinasa graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to beginning her Masters program at MIT she was a business and system integration consultant at Accenture Technology Solutions Group. She is the founder of an energy business to increase solar power in Nigeria.