Ms. Shirley Young was born in Taiwan, and immigrated to the United States when she was in high school. Ms. Young graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. She also earned a Master degree in Electrical Engineering. Ms. Shirley Young is a serial entrepreneur. She has founded and co-founded GATI, GATIT, SafvE, CIC America and XMicrobial. Ms. Young thought it was important for all to have access to clean water regardless of geographic area or financial status; hence, she founded the not-for-profit SafvE to provide an environmentally safe water purification solution for the developing countries and natural disasters affected regions.
SafvE Inc. is a nonprofit charitable 501(c)(3) organization founded to provide safe and environmental friendly disinfection and sanitary solutions to developing countries to save lives while being environmentally conscious. SafvE uses Antimicrobial Polymer (AMP) coating technology that deactivates microbes on contact. SafvE leverages this coating technology to develop filters for water treatment.