Founder, 3DuxDesignStudent at Washington University St. Louis
Ayana was born an artist. An avid lover of music, dance, 3D modeling and drafting, she was inspired by a summer architecture program at Columbia University, and soon after, developed the concept for 3DuxDesign.
"During my summer program, I learned how much more engaging STEM learning can be when softened by bringing in art, design, imaginative play."
Ayana has been building the 3DuxGlobal platform over the past two years with a goal to support STEM learning in communities around the world with limited access and to foster an awareness of the diversity in communities and cultures across the globe. She is currently spearheading the Global Futures Programwhere students will use 3Dux materials as they imagine, design, build and present their ideas and visions for a better future.
Ayana is currently a junior at Washington University in St Louis, and matriculated into the Olin School of Business to learn the skills needed to continue to grow 3DuxDesign. She envisions a career in a discipline where she can blend her love of the arts with her talents in math and science to create new products that will help solve today's problems and keep our planet green.