Jennifer Broutin Farah is the Founder & CEO of Sproutsio, where she leads the development of new technologies redefining our interactions with food. Her career has been focused on developing sustainable urban systems that prioritize small-scale interventions to create large-scale impact. She has an insatiable curiosity and the mettle to make the impossible possible.
Jennifer earned an M.S. in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab, an M.S. Advanced Architecture Design from Columbia University, and a BArch from the University of Miami.
Prior to founding Sproutsio, Jennifer was a partner in Fluxxlab, a research and design studio focused on innovative energy solutions and sustainable practice. She is also associated with Empire, a project which anticipates design opportunities by stimulating latent desires. Jennifer has worked with such diverse groups as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, Arquitectonica Intl., and Volume Magazine. She has collaborated with numerous organizations from IBM to IDEO to the NYCPD. Jennifer's multidisciplinary methodology allows her to create work that is thoughtful, engaging and responsive to the environment.
Jennifer’s work has been widely recognized by Fast Company, Wired Magazine, the Financial Times, BBC Focus, Metropolis Magazine, GOOD Magazine, and the Discovery Science Channel among others. Jennifer is also the recipient of numerous awards including the FOUNDER.org $100K, MIT $100K Semifinalist, Spark Design Award, IBM Research Award for Smart Cities, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center Residency, NYU Green Grant, PSC CUNY Research Grant, and the WellTech Prize. She has recently lectured at Stockholm University, Salt Art Space in Istanbul, University of the Arts in Philadelphia, California College of the Arts, and the University at Buffalo in New York.
Jennifer has taught at Columbia University, Pratt Institute, and at the New York City College of Technology.
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