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Lily Urmann

Visiting Instructor


Lily Urmann is a graduate of the Biomimicry Master’s program at Arizona State University (May 2020), and received her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies at The University of California, Santa Cruz (2016). Lily facilitated a course on Biomimicry through the UCSC Education for Sustainable Living Program in 2015, and wrote her undergraduate thesis on “Integrating Biomimicry into Higher Education”. Lily was the Program Coordinator at the ASU Biomimicry Center, where she worked alongside Dayna Baumeister to design and launch one of the first on-campus undergraduate certificates in biomimicry. She has spoken and led workshops across the state of Arizona at the Natural History Institute, The Desert Botanical Garden, The Highland Center for Natural History, and ASU. Lily’s ultimate passion lies at the intersection of biomimicry, experiential education, technology, and engaging change-agents in this exciting field. Her most recent endeavor includes launching a biomimicry-based startup, Brilliant By Nature.

University of California, Santa Cruz (BA Environmental Studies, 2016).
Arizona State University (MS Biomimicry, 2020).