Mae-ling Lokko is a designer and architectural scientist from Ghana and the Philippines whose work centers on the upcycling of agrowaste and biopolymer materials. Lokko holds a Ph.D. and Masters of Science in Architectural Science from the Center from Architecture, Science and Ecology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and B.A from Tufts University. Her research, writing and work exhibiting globally codevelops business models for upcycling between the Global North and South and evolves material life cycle design criteria to meet generative justice criteria. Currently, she serves as the Director of the Building Sciences Program and an Assistant Professor at Rensselaer’s School of Architecture. Lokko is the founder of Willow Technologies Ltd., an integrated life cycle design company, based in Accra, Ghana.