Inspired by her entrepreneurial household and her beloved, childhood Sierra Club calendar, Joanne combined her Materials Science degree and MBA to co-found the technical lifestyle apparel line, Alamere Designs. She describes her everyday work as a mixture of madness and inspiration. Joanne is a strong proponent of local and domestically made goods, and believes that sustainability can be achieved through good, classic design. Some of her fondest memories come from being in the trees with her family, and she hopes that Alamere Designs’ versatile clothing line encourages people to explore somewhere with no buildings or cell service. Joanne continues to return to the trees - camping or backpacking with her dog, Fuzz - to balance entrepreneur life and remember the beauty and perspective of the natural world. Joanne holds a B.S. and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from UCLA, and an MBA from The Wharton School.