As a trained biomimic, I apply nature’s designs to build a better world for all beings.
It’s the perfect fusion of my love for product design, business, science, and storytelling in an effort to build a sustainable world.
I completed my graduate studies in biomimicry at Arizona State University (ASU). This program is the only one of its kind in the U.S. and is a joint venture between Biomimicry 3.8, founded by Janine Benyus, and ASU.
In September 2022, I will begin the Master of Studies graduate program in Sustainability Leadership at University of Cambridge, housed at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
While at ASU, my capstone project led to creating Beyond Plastic, a biodegradable alternative to fossil fuel-based plastic from a renewable resource grown in New York City, with collaborators at the Advanced Science Research Center, Northeastern University, and University of California Berkeley. The product is inspired by the structure, strength, and flexibility of spider silk, and is focused on food containers. The research is open-source and there is also a short 4-minute film that explains the product.