Leslie Field is an engineer-inventor whose work has been presented in venues worldwide, including the United Nations, International Maritime Organization, the World Economic Forum in Davos, and the Arctic Circle Assembly. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from MIT, and a master’s degree and PhD in electrical engineering with a MEMS specialization from the University of California, Berkeley, where she received the Samuel Silver award in 1988. She has been an adjunct lecturer at Stanford University for 12 years, teaching an annual seminar class on engineering and climate change.