Denise is a leading-edge thinker, educator, and practitioner in biomimicry, biomimetics, and business inspired by nature. She combines her grounding in engineering and passion for nature to catalyze radical innovation, co-creativity, and leadership inspired by nature. As co-founder of Vibrant OS, Denise empowers and equips leaders, and their teams, with practices inspired by nature that transform a team’s fundamental way of operating while addressing immediate business issues. She is also 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 previously run a 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 now located in Seattle, WA (USA).