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I am passionate about human-centered design and in creating meaningful experiences through design. I seek to help integrate sustainability and life cycle thinking into the work process of designers and engineers, enabling them to make more sustainable design decisions.
I recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and interned within R&D of Walt Disney Imagineering as a member of the Sustainable Design & Engineering team. While at UC Berkeley, I was a graduate student in the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Sustainability. I was also an active member of Berkeley Innovation, a student led group focused on human-centered design.
TerraCycle seeks to eliminate waste by finding up-cycling opportunities for items that are traditionally not recyclable. Participants collect and mail the waste to TerraCycle where it is then transformed into new products.
awesome idea! I'm currently taking a course "Sociology of Natural Resources" in which I saw a small glimpse of the industrialization of the food system. I never even considered how the selection of perfect fruits and vegetables resonate with a deeper meaning of perfection and beauty. thank you for sharing your insights.