I'm featured on the BioBuilder podcast! In this interview, I discuss how a summer internship at MIT illuminated a path for me to go from bioengineer to handbag "engineer".
Listen to the whole story here:https://biobuilder.org/the-biobuilder-podcast-jenny-nemlekar/
Pictured are promotional bags I made for BioBuilder. These are made by upcycling tarp material used in a large-scale art installation by an artist-turned-bioengineer Karen Ingram.
BioBuilder is a nonprofit organization, founded by Natalie Kuldell, with a mission to identify and nurture young innovators - to help the students of today become the bioengineering groundbreakers of tomorrow.
I'm so excited to share this feature with you! I have to say, it feels really strange to be on the other side of the camera, but I'm so delighted with the final results of the video!
The last few months have been a rollercoaster of activity, so this feature being published now right before the holidays has provided a great ending to an emotional few months...
I first "met" Hande, owner and maker behind SillyBuddy (the place to find handmade dog bowtie collars and leashes), on Etsy in September 2010. Naturally, we bonded over the fact that we were (are) both obsessed with our dog babies. She named her shop SillyBuddy, after her adorable pup Buddy, the model you see in many of her product photos. I would have named my bag line Hubert, but Hubert entered my life 2 months after I started my bag business. (Read More)