Congrats MASD Spring 2019 grads!

Student Spotlight

We are proud to announce our newest MA in Sustainable Design graduates: Theresa Akers and Brenna Kelly! These MASD students graduated Saturday, May 18, 2019.

Theresa Akers’s thesis is titled Artists and Phenomenologies of Climate Change: A Community Proposal. (Advisor Curt McNamara)

Brenna Kelly’s thesis is titled Improving Sustainability of the Baby Product Market through a Rental Service. (Advisor Curt McNamara).

Like many of our students, these two completed their MA while working and managing life changes. We look forward to seeing the positive impacts that they will have.

You can learn more about them and their work on the Alumni page of this blog.

Denise DeLuca / Former Director

Denise DeLuca is the Director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program. She was co-founder of BCI: Biomimicry Creative for Innovation, a network of creative professional change agents driving ecological thinking for radical transformation. Denise is author of the book Re-Aligning with Nature: Ecological Thinking for Radical Transformation, which was illustrated by MASD alum Stephanie Koehler. She also teaches with the Amani Institute.

Denise’s previous roles include Education Director for the International Living Future Institute, Project Manager for Swedish Biomimetics 3000, and Outreach Director for The Biomimicry Institute. Denise is a licensed civil engineer (PE) and holds a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering with a focus on modeling landscape-scale surface and groundwater interactions.  In addition, Denise is a Biomimicry Fellow and a member of the Advisory Council of The Biomimicry InstituteBoard Member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), on the editorial board of the Journal of Bionic Engineering, and an Expert with Katerva. Denise is based in Oregon.

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