Most of us engineers want to create cool stuff without guilt that our creations have brought about harm

Le-Marie Thompson
Foumder & CEO of Nettadona LLC.


Degree(s) at UMD:

  • B.S in Electrical Engineering, 2001

Degree(s) at Other Institutions:

  • M.A in Communications, Culture & Technology from Georgetown University, 2003


Le-Marie Thompson is a remarkable individual whose achievements have made a significant impact in the fields of human rights and sustainable business practices. Her groundbreaking success came to the forefront when she emerged as the winner of the prestigious USAID and HumanityUnited Challenge on identifying enablers of mass atrocities. Her winning product, the Electronic Component Validation Tool for New Product Development, revolutionizes the way companies approach the sourcing of microelectronic components. By addressing the critical issue of unintentional procurement from suppliers using conflict materials, Le-Marie has played a pivotal role in ensuring ethical and responsible practices within the electronics industry.

In addition to her groundbreaking product, Le-Marie Thompson's entrepreneurial spirit has led her to establish Nettadonna, LLC, a social enterprise dedicated to promoting sustainable product supply chains in the electronics industry. As the Founder and CEO, she has taken a proactive approach in driving positive change and fostering a culture of responsibility within the sector. Furthermore, Le-Marie's commitment to education is evident through her role as an Adjunct Professor at the Robert H. Smith Business School at the University of Maryland College Park. Her expertise and industry knowledge are shared with students, inspiring the next generation of business leaders to prioritize social and environmental sustainability in their endeavors. Le-Marie Thompson's accomplishments serve as a testament to her unwavering dedication and the profound impact one individual can make in shaping a more ethical and sustainable future.

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