Our Founder


Dr. Arlyne Simon founded Abby Invents to show multicultural kids that they CAN be inventors - patent-holding inventors. 

A biomedical engineer, patented inventor and author, Arlyne was recognized as a trailblazing female innovator by the United States Patent & Trademark Office. As an AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador, she is nationally recognized as a STEM role model for girls. She is also featured in the If Then She Can Exhibit - the largest-ever exhibit of women statues in the United States. Arlyne is a graduate of Georgia Tech and the University of Michigan. Follow Arlyne on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.