Flora Klise stands outside by trees with her arms behind her back.

After pivoting from her previous focus on medical devices, senior Flora Klise has pursued her passion for increasing access to water through desalination research and her involvement in MIT Sea Grant and MIT Water. (Photo: John Freidah)

Mechanical engineering senior Flora Klise is pursing her passion for water research and preparing to launch a career in water innovation.

May 5, 2021
Growing up in coastal Connecticut, Flora Klise’s childhood was shaped by water. She spent summers taking sailing lessons and working at a local marina. But it wasn’t until she stood next to a well in rural Tanzania that she realized she wanted to pursue a career in water innovation. Read the full MIT News story.
Flora worked as a student researcher for MIT Sea Grant, helping develop an autonomous aquaculture robot for oyster farming.