Kelly Siman

kellysimanHi!  I’m Kelly Siman, and I’m excited to be back in the Northeast Ohio area where I grew up.  I’m the first Education Fellow to join the UA Biomimicry Team.  My main task while at Lake Ridge Academy is to develop inter-disciplinary Biomimicry curriculum for grades 6-9, which will then be deployed to the public schools throughout greater Lorain County.

I originally earned a Bachelors in Aeronautics, with a private pilot certificate.  I then went to work at the South Pole Station, Antarctica, for a couple years and it was during this time that I fell in love with the beauty of the natural environment and decided to dedicate my career to making the world a better, healthier place for future generations.  While earning my Masters in Geography from the College of Natural Resources at Virginia Tech, I learned about Biomimicry, and it has been in my sights since that time.  However, it wasn’t until a few years later after working in Singapore, New Zealand, China, and running a private foundation in Hawaii, that I heard about the Doctoral Program in Biomimicry.   I immediately decided to pursue Biomimicry 100%, resigned from my position in Hawaii, and moved back to Northeast Ohio.  In addition to pursuing my research within the nexus of Biomimicry, Climate Change, and Education, I also enjoy volunteering with Great Lakes Biomimicry, as well as practicing my Mandarin Chinese on Bill.

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3 comments

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  2. Sandy

    Kelly This is inspiring what you are doing–with fracking and all of the environmental issues–along with so many adolescents being literally addicted to video games what you are doing gives me hope. Thank you for all the work you are doing with developing a curriculum that includes nature.

    • Kelly Siman

      Hi Sandy, I’m embarrassed to say that I just saw this now! Thanks for the feedback. A little encouragement goes a long with and it’s much appreciated. Lots of work ahead, but I know we’re doing and going to do great things!

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