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Dayna Baumeister
Dayna Baumeister

Dayna Baumeister

Biomimicry 3.8

Missoula, MT USA

"Trust in yourself and trust in nature."

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Dayna's work combines: Science, Education, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Co-founder & Partner

I help companies, organizations, and cities figure out how to incorporate biomimicry into their practices.


Day In The Life Of A Co-founder And Partner In Biomimicry

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Biology, General

    New College of Florida

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Fine Art

    New College of Florida

  • Graduate Degree

    Resource Conservation

    University of Montana

  • Doctorate

    Organismic Biology and Ecology

    University of Montana

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    In college, I dabbled in biology and fine art, earning a bachelor’s degree in both.

  • 2.

    I continued on to graduate school—I wanted to design a wall that breathed like skin but no school had a relevant program, so I ended up completing a research-based program in resource conservation.

  • 3.

    While pursuing a doctorate in biology, I learned about a book that had just been published on biomimicry—I found the book and read the entire thing in one sitting.

  • 4.

    I met with the author, Janine Benyus, became business partners with her, and have been working in the field of biomimicry ever since.

  • 5.

    We founded Biomimicry 3.8, a b-corporation social enterprise that helps clients find innovation inspired by nature.

  • 6.

    I’m also a professor of practice at Arizona State University, where I teach the world’s first master’s degree in biomimicry.