Stephan Stansfield is a maker aspiring to build a safer, smarter, and happier world. Stephan currently works as a mechanical engineer at McLaren Engineering Group in the entertainment division. He previously worked at Jarvik Heart, Inc and completed an engineering internship at Walt Disney World. If you think implantable medical devices and theme parks don't go together, well, you're probably right, but Stephan is interested in both. He hopes someday to develop advanced robotic systems that could have applications in the fields of both personal therapuetic devices and entertainment technology.

Stephan graduated Cum Laude from Columbia University with a bachelor’s of science in mechanical engineering and a minor in biomedical engineering. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience & behavior from Wesleyan University, obtained through Wesleyan and Columbia’s dual-degree engineering program.

In addition to engineering, Stephan’s interests include performing improv comedy and making music. Stephan lives in New York with his two imaginary children and cocker spaniel (sadly, also imaginary). You can reach him at