Trailblazers / JDF Scholars



From nano to mega, the potential of engineering to change the world fascinates Orlina. It’s exciting and solves problems at the same time.

She is working on an assistance device to increase mobility for the disabled. “Giving users more confidence and self reliance transforms them,” she says. “Ultimately seeing that evolve into happiness doubles my satisfaction.”

Research and prototypes are very expensive and the James Dyson Foundation scholarship is helping Orlina to offset some of those costs. And since Orlina is inspired by engineers who make something out of nothing, her design will inevitably be simple but powerful.