Denise is a leading-edge thinker, author, educator, and practitioner in biomimicry, biomimetics, and business inspired by nature. She combines her grounding in engineering with her passion for nature to foster and forward radical sustainable innovation, co-creativity, and leadership inspired by nature. Denise is an adjunct faculty at Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) where she teaches two online courses, Creative Leadership and Biomimetic Design, as part of MCAD’s 100% online Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program. DeLuca has also run her own sustainable resource consulting business – Emergent Solutions, was Outreach Director for The Biomimicry Institute, and was Project Lead for Swedish Biomimetics 3000 where she is now a consulting SME. Denise is author of the book Re-Aligning with Nature: Ecological Thinking for Radical Innovation (due out August 2016).