Jacques Edouard Chirazi, Certified Biomimicry Professional has managed the California City of San Diego’s Clean Technology Program since 2007. His focus is to create economic growth while fostering sustainability. One emerging initiative is to bridge cleantech with biomimicry. He develops and supports a clean technology cluster in San Diego. As a critical thinker, analyzing complex programs and policies, he leverages his strong communication skills while collaborating across a diverse range of private, public and non-profit sector groups. With a passion for learning about the natural world and understanding how nature could transform the corporate environment, his long term vision is to create new business models and financial instruments to accelerate the commercialization of biomimetic solutions.
Jacques served six years as Senior Project Manager at Bainbridge Inc., a strategic management consulting firm, which provides consulting services for Fortune 500 companies. He currently teaches sustainability courses and clean technology to business students at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University. He holds a Masters of Arts from UCSD Graduate School of International Relations & Pacific Studies in International Environmental Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from San Diego State University. Jacques is also a certified Energy Manager (C.E.M.), Renewable Energy Professional (R.E.P.) and LEED-GA.
Tyler Sycamore - Project Coordinator
Tyler is a Management Consultant in Washington DC, working with private and public sector clients on business process re-engineering, corporate restructuring, organizational design, and new market entry and commercialization processes. His strengths include business and market analysis, strategic planning, and a love of complex problems waiting to be solved. Tyler has started and managed three businesses and previously worked as a consultant in assisting clients in launching countless more.
Tyler has a Masters in International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego; an MBA in International Business from the National Institute of Development Administration in Bangkok, Thailand; and completed his undergraduate degree in Business Marketing Management from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.
Leon WANG - project Coordinator
Leon Wang is a Biomimicry Professional Candidate and Biomimicry Masters student at ASU. With a background in bio-engineering, Leon has spent 5 years working on a variety of biomimicry projects with organizations such as the ASU Biomimicry Center, The Biomimicry Institute, San Diego Zoo Global, and Biomimicry Business Intelligence.
In a nutshell, Leon is all about connection, cultivation, and coaching. As a Biomimicry Translator, he takes on many hats from storytelling and abstracting design principles from nature to aligning goals and optimizing communication between disciplines. Biomimicry is incredibly multi-disciplinary, and Leon thrives in the interstitial spaces of biology, engineering, design, and business. As an Innovation Catalyst, he assists in stimulating new thinking by asking hard questions, identifying gaps, and challenging the current paradigm.
Connie Jozami -Editor
Connie jozami is a Master's Candidate at University of California San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy. Main areas of interest include Environmental Policy, Policy Analysis, Governmental Affairs and Environmental Law. Outstanding interpersonal skills and proven track record of working in cross-cultural environments. Experience in raising awareness through radio, television, and social media. Excellent quantitative skills with a focus in econometrics and regression analysis. Bilingual in English and Spanish.
gabriel canale - Senior Editor
Gabriel Canale earned Masters in International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego. gabriel has advanced skills in regression analysis and research, specialized in econometrics, renewable energy industry and cross cultural environmental affairs. Practical research experience and policy analyses in local and international arenas. Fluency in English and Spanish. 10 + years of project management in translation and interpretation..
Christina Gilpin - GraPHIC Designer
Chris is a multidisciplinary designer specializing in brands, concepts, and product design. She has an abundance of experience in packaging, structural design, and print production.
As a veteran and maker, with backgrounds in fine arts, animal behavior, and multifaceted craftsmen artistry, her diverse skills and experiences allow her to approach problems from many aspects, pushing her contributions and creative output beyond the expected.
er pervading research methods and ability to observe, ensure a rooted understanding of the challenges and context. This enables her to deliver on the client’s strategic goals, building on the core attributes of established brands, or bringing ideas to life that help the client grow and evolve long-term.
Biomimicry Businesss Intelligence
"For businesses, biomimicry is about bringing a new discipline - biology - to the design table. It's not to write an environmental impact statement, as most biologists in business do right now."