I am beyond ecstatic to share the news that I was accepted into the Masters of Science in Biomimicry at Arizona State University. And the circumstances in which I learned the news have given me so much hope.
Friday was a difficult day for me. As I sat in my meditation trying to restore some peace in my heart, the phrase “send some magic” kept coming into my mind. I finished my meditation and did some work on my monthly newsletter. Then I logged into my email, and saw that magic had found me in the form of my acceptance letter to ASU. I have been touching base with ASU for the past few months, and learned a few weeks ago that they received an overwhelming number of applications. Because of that, I had been preparing myself to not get into the program.
Friends, after years and years of wishing, I’m going to be a scientist. I’m going to learn from nature how to build a better world for all of us, one that is sustainable and values all beings. I can’t wait to get started on January 7th. The program is entirely online so I can stay right here in my beloved New York City. It’s also purposely designed for working professionals and must be done part-time so I’ll keep my job as well.
Curious about biomimicry? Check out Biomimcry 3.8 to read some inspiring case studies of nature at work.
Published by Christa Avampato
The short of it:
Writer. Health, education, and art advocate. Theater and film producer. Visual artist. Product geek. Proud alumnae of the University of Pennsylvania (BA) and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia (MBA). Inspired by ancient wisdom & modern tech. Proliferator of goodness. Opener of doors. Friend to animals. Fan of creative work in all its wondrous forms. I use my business skills to create passion projects that build a better world. I’ve been called the happiest New Yorker, and I try hard to live up to that title every day.
The long of it:
My career has stretched across Capitol Hill, Broadway theatre, education, nonprofit fundraising, health and wellness, and Fortune 500 companies in retail, media, entertainment, technology, and financial services. I’ve been a product developer and product manager, theater manager, strategic consultant, marketer, voice over artist, , teacher, and fundraiser. I use my business and storytelling to support and sustain passion projects that build a better world. In every experience, I’ve used my sense of and respect for elegant design to develop meaningful products, services, programs, and events.
While building a business career, I also built a strong portfolio as a journalist, novelist, freelance writer, interviewer, presenter, and public speaker. My writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, PBS.org, Boston.com, Royal Media Partners publications, and The Motley Fool on a wide range of topics including business, technology, science, health, education, culture, and lifestyle. I have also been an invited speaker at SXSW, Teach for America, Avon headquarters, Games for Change, NYU, Columbia University, Hunter College, and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. The first book in my young adult book series, Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters, was acquired by a publisher and launched in November 2017. I’m currently working on the second book in the series.
A recovering multi-tasker, I’m equally at home in front of my Mac, on my yoga mat, walking my rescue dog, Phineas, traveling with a purpose, or practicing the high-art of people watching. I also cut up small bits of paper and put them back together as a collage artist.
I’m bringing together all of my business and creative career paths as the Founder of Double or Nothing Media:
• I craft products, programs, and projects that make a difference;
• I build the business plans that make what I craft financially sustainable;
• I tell the stories that matter about the people, places, and products that inspire me.
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1 thought on “A Year of Yes: I got into the Biomimicry Program at Arizona State University”
Fabulous news! Congrtulations!!!