about us

Air Support Project is a social startup aimed at producing low-cost, high-performance air purifiers so that as many people as possible have access to clean air. We would not be here today if not for the efforts of the people that we are proud to call our team.

Know better, breathe better

OUR VISION

We envision a world where everyone has access to clean air. Our mission stems from the conviction that healthy indoor air is as vital as clean water, and we stand at the forefront of the clean indoor air revolution.

From a DIY project to a product, our journey began while building CR boxes, leading to the idea of a low-cost air purifier.

Our TEAM

Our paths crossed because of collective curiosity and unwavering commitment to expand access to purified air everywhere. We are made up of medical scientists, engineering experts, entrepreneurs, inventors, designers, and out-of-the-box thinkers. We value diversity and are proud to work with an array of skilled individuals from multiple states and countries. 

HEAD OF PROJECTS
SARAH MASIH, MD,MBA

I am an innovative communication freelancer with a passion for social impact startups. My background in fundraising and experience in leading high-impact projects is a driving force to ASP’s momentum.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
EPI-YETI

I am the creative force behind Air Support Project’s open-source technology. I have a passion for clean air and experience working in non-profit shelters.

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OUTREACH
MELISSA SMALLWOOD

A Science and Technology Policy researcher with a background in neuroscience, psychology, and social science, Melissa is interested in how disability and healthcare justice intersect with emerging technologies. Her strategic foresight guides our outreach efforts.

COMMUNICATIONS
A. Jurman

I am a multidisciplinary creator specializing in medical educational material, and a Health Sciences student involved in the public health field. I coordinate Air Support Project’s graphics and written content.

content creator
shael riley

Shael’s diverse talents and commitment to creative and social endeavors make him a valuable asset to the Air Support Project. His experience in decentralized organization, media production, music, and crowdfunding brings a unique perspective and skill set to our team.

VOLUNTEER
SHEA O'NEIL

Creator of COVID-conscious advocacy works: writings, art, and social networking. BA degree in psychology, with over 11 years of continued education studies in allergy and autoimmune research, and continued research the past 3 years into airborne irritants and COVID-19. Parent, disabled rights advocate.

OUR ADVISORS

Air Support Project’s team has been inspired by and guided by the “clean air community,” experts and enthusiasts alike, who have shaped, moved, and encouraged us to build something better. 

ENGINEERING ADVISOR
JOSHUA AGAR

is an assistant professor at the Institute of Civil Engineering at University of the Philippines Diliman. He is also a research fellow for the UP Building Research Service and the UP Center for Air Research in Urban Environments.

ADVISOR
mark denning, phd

I am a multidisciplinary engineer and inventor experienced in plasma research, analytical instrument development, vacuum technology, multiphysics simulation, and data engineering/visualization/analytics. I am currently developing the design of Air Support Box.

ENGINEERING ADVISOR
DAVID ELFSTROM

I am a building energy efficiency engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada, with an earlier career in medical physics. During the pandemic he has focused on the role of the building and ventilation on transmission. He’s been helping to measure and optimize the design of Corsi-Rosenthal boxes.

consulting advisor
geraldine hamilton, phd

I am a Doctor of Cell Biology and Toxicology with an extensive career in biotech invention, business leadership, academic research, and pharmaceutical development. As a successful entrepreneur, I employ investment expertise to guide Air Support Project’s strategic journey.

BRAND ADVISOR
GLASGOW PHILLIPS

I am a storyteller with a passion for clean indoor air.

FOCUSED ON THE AIR

Our mission is helping people clean indoor air by supplying low-cost, effective air filtration products. We believe that good quality indoor air is a human right and we envision a day when we all have cleaner air and safer spaces.

Today, Americans spend 90% of their lives indoors, where the air we breathe is up to 5 times worse than the air outside. Lessons learned through the pandemic have taught us respiratory viruses spread through the air. Likewise we have seen the same lessons repeated as we watched air purifiers being used to clean wildfire smoke. The benefits of healthy indoor air are as endless as the benefits of clean water. Lack of access to both healthy air and water are critical challenges faced throughout the world and we support ongoing efforts to bring clean water to those in need. 

When Cholera was discovered to be waterborne, the solution required engineers to develop and implement wastewater and sanitation systems. We stand at the forefront of the clean indoor air revolution where the tools target airborne particles. Our indoor spaces require ventilation, filtration, and UVGI to ensure the quality of the air we breathe inside. Businesses are created to solve problems. Our business startup is taking on the problem of poor indoor air quality. 

putting together a fan and filter to remove particles from the air

Our mission is to provide affordable technology and information to empower individuals and institutions to clean the air and protect people from harmful pathogens and pollutants.

mark denning, phd

PREPARING FOR WILDFIRE SMOKE

Your first line of defense against wildfire smoke is staying in the know. Reliable sources such as local news, weather apps, or dedicated websites offer real-time updates on wildfires and air quality indexes. This critical information allows you to plan your activities and adjust your daily routines when smoke reaches hazardous levels.

Want to understand the Air Quality Index better? Check out our blog post with downloadable PDFs and charts.

FROM A PROJECT TO A PRODUCT

We are a social startup aiming to manufacture a low-cost, high-performance air purifier inspired by the Corsi-Rosenthal Box. Our journey began once we started making our CR boxes and wondered why there wasn't a comparable product available on the market. Check out our blog post that describes, the people, events, and movement that have shaped our company.