Carolina is a designer from Parsons School of Design in New York. She holds a Master’s degree in Fashion and Sustainability from Aalto University, in Helsinki, Finland. She worked for more than 15 years in the fashion industry in New York, Los Angeles, Guadalajara, and Bogotá. She is currently Design Assistant Professor at Universidad de los Andes focusing on sustainable fashion and textiles, with a circular economy and disruptive thinking approach. Her research is focused on developing sustainable textile dyes with microalgae and synthetic biology.
Giovanna is a Biologist and Microbiologist from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. She pursued her Master’s degree in Biological Sciences also at Universidad de los Andes. In 2015, Giovanna received a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, USA. She was selected by the directors of graduate studies in the plant sciences graduate fields to receive the Barbara McClintock Award. She currently works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Design at Universidad de los Andes, where she is creating a minor in Biodesign.