Nick Heier graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. In 2022, he completed two concurrent Master of Science degrees through Arizona State University, one in biomimicry, and the other in Construction Management and Technology, graduating with distinction. In his previous chapter of life, Nick served twenty years in the United States Marine Corps and its special operations forces. Nick’s travels in service spanned North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. While contemplating what opportunities might follow his career in the Marine Corps, Nick unearthed a passion for creative work, building and construction, and studying the natural world. He plans to work with the communities and local governments of South-East Queensland to incorporate nature-inspired innovations into the infrastructure development ahead of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games. Through his biomimetic research and engineering, Nick will empower innovators in the piloting of sustainable engineering technologies.