Honami Ota


Honours Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience Specialist & Minor in Physiology • University of Toronto 


Honami completed her undergraduate degree in 2020 from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science. Hons with a specialization in Neuroscience and Minor in Physiology. With her international background, she has honed her ability to engage and communicate with people from all walks of life, which has allowed her to have a holistic perspective needed to tackle sustainability from every angle. She values creativity, diversity, innovation, and collaboration to integrate sustainability into society.

After finishing her undergraduate degree, she has worked in Clinical research, primarily on novel techniques in respiratory medicine and Pulmonary function in different patient cohorts. She managed several projects including The Canadian COVID-19 Prospective Cohort Study (CANCOV) to research long term effects of COVID-19 on lung function as well as leading the study on the Epidemic of Respiratory effects of Vaping in youths funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR). She has attended several conferences and assisted in several publications where she has developed an understanding of data analysis, presentation, public speaking, knowledge transfer and teaching. From these experiences, Honami has developed resiliency to succeed in fast-paced work environments as well as staying up to date on current affairs.

These experiences sparked her interest in applying science in business contexts, leading to her interest in the MScSM program. Honami is passionate about the shift towards a circular economy and implementing the concept of ‘value to values’, to analyze, create, and validate the best strategies for circular practices.

Outside of work, Honami loves to enjoy the outdoors, try different cuisines, and spend time with good company.