Laura Lopez Ortiz joined the Lemelson-MIT Program in early March of 2020. Her positions prior to MIT include being an administrative assistant in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University and a program coordinator assistant and HIPP intern for the Hutchins Center for African Research at Harvard University. Laura received a bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of León in Mexico.

What is your favorite invention of all time:
The internet allows me to feel close to people and places that I love. It gives amazing opportunities to learn and share with others.

If you could invent anything, what would it be?
I would invent a pillow that heals fear, hate, and sadness so when people go to bed, they would wake up peaceful and ready to find the joy of life.