Life on Earth has been through 3.8 billion years of evolution, and the millions of species that exist today are models of both productivity and sustainability. Scientists are continually discovering the elegant ways that organisms form and function without polluting the environment or depleting non-renewable resources. Biomimicry is an emerging discipline that seeks to emulate nature’s strategies to create sustainable solutions to human challenges.
My name is Ayla (pronounced “eye-la”). I have a BS degree in mechanical engineering and an MS and PhD in environmental engineering. A life-long seeker of knowledge and deeply inspired by nature, I am working on an MS in biomimicry at Arizona State University and training to be a Biomimicry Professional through Biomimicry 3.8. After a decade of research in environmental engineering, I am embarking on a new path as a representative and scientist in the field of biomimicry. I am now a postdoctoral scientist in Biomimicry at Johnson & Johnson, building a biomimicry pillar within the company and finding ways to apply biomimicry for the sustainable innovation of consumer healthcare products.
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