Founder and CEO, Build Change
Elizabeth Hausler is founder and CEO of Build Change, which designs disaster-resistant houses in emerging nations and trains homeowners and professionals to build them. She also provides technical support to development agencies, performs post-earthquake technical reconnaissance, and contributes to case histories. Previously, Hausler spent five years in the engineering consulting industry for Peterson Consulting in Chicago and Dames & Moore in Denver. Her honors include the 2016 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, the 2011 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability, and a Schwab Foundation US Social Entrepreneur of the Year. Hausler has lectured globally and served on the 2002-2003 US National Research Council Committee to develop a research agenda for earthquake engineering.