Gwyn Jones

Gwyn Jones is a MIT D-Lab trip leader to Guatemala, Peru, and India. He grew up outside Philadelphia, PA and attended mostly Quaker schools. In 1984, he graduated from Hampshire College with a concentration in a combination of natural science and economics. After graduation, he moved to the Boston area and did small business consulting that led to starting a company manufacturing high-end bicycle frames (Merlin Metalworks). He spent over twelve years with the company in a variety of roles, including engineering and product design. In 2005, he started volunteering with Amy Smith’s D-Lab program as a project mentor on a pedal power project. Since then, he has worked on a range of engineering projects for the developing world, largely but not exclusively in energy and agriculture. He is currently teaching a course in human power for development and is working on a rickshaw project with a partner organization in Assam, India.