Jimena Vergara-Sanz, is a Colombian designer. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design from Universidad de los Andes and she is a Fulbright scholar who earned a Master of Industrial Design from North Carolina State University. She is passionate about ancestral knowledge, sustainability and wellbeing. These passions lead her to connect to sustainable indigenous communities in Colombia and learn from their traditional weaving crafts and rituals on craft making. Back in Colombia she owned a kombucha business and got expertise in fermenting foods. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.
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