Andrea Sreshta is a co-founder of LuminAID. Andrea previously worked in and studied design and architecture with an emphasis in project management. Andrea has an MBA from the The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. And she earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a Master’s in Architecture from Columbia University prior to attending Booth. She is originally from Houston, Texas.
Anna Stork is co-founder of LuminAID Lab. Anna was a 2012 Kauffman Global Scholar . As a Kauffman Fellow, she worked as an Operations Intern at Warby Parker. Anna has also worked in product development at the Department of Defense developing new technologies for soldiers in remote locations. She completed her Masters in Architecture at Columbia University and earned her B.A. in Engineering and Studio Art from Dartmouth College.
Emil Heidkamp is a consumer products industry executive with experience ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations and turnarounds. He has held key leadership positions in US and international companies including President, Executive Vice President and Vice President of Sales. Emil has direct sales experience in USA, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, South Africa, Dubai, India, Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and China, and has successfully sold products to the world’s largest retailes.
Daphna Gall manages LuminAID's US sales and business operations. She previously worked as the project manager for Collaborating Minds, a problem-solving startup, and was a Summer Associate at Purple Strategies, a bipartisan communications firm. Daphna graduated from the University of Chicago in 2013, where she majored in literature and Chinese. Outside of her LuminAID work, she serves on the board of the United Nations Association of Greater Chicago. To contact Daphna about a US sales inquiry, please fill out this form.
Ellen is the Logistics and Supply Chain Manager at LuminAID. She had previously worked as the Operations Manager of the North American headquarters of an Italian tile manufacturer. Ellen graduated from the University of Illinois where she earned a bachelors degree in International Studies with a concentration on Environment, Sustainability and Human Responsibility.
Michael leads the Marketing Team, direct to consumer eCommerce channels, and works directly with all of LuminAID's online resellers. His previous experience includes working at 5 successful startups and most recently Lyons Consulting Group, one of the top eCommerce firms in Chicago. Michael graduated from DePaul University with a major in Business Management with a concentration Entrepreneurship, and received a minor in Data Analysis. When he isn't in the office you can probably find him enjoying the outdoors, cherishing the few sunny days in Chicago.
Kaitlin is the lead creator of LuminAID’s print and digital collateral. Kaitlin started working with LuminAID as a graphic design intern in the summer of 2016. She stayed on with the company while finishing school, and now works at LuminAID full-time. Kaitlin graduated from DePaul University in December of 2016 with a BFA in Graphic Design. During her time at DePaul she worked as Assistant and Lead Design Editor at The DePaulia, DePaul University’s student newspaper.
Celia manages communications, press, customer service, and social media at LuminAID. Celia graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Political Science and a minor in French Language and Literature. She received honors recognition for her original research on urban planning politics. Celia has previously worked as in educator in Lyon, France and as a research assistant in an ecology laboratory. In fitting with her familiarity in a unique range of arenas, Celia also plays trombone.