Nature and science have always marveled Teresa, for that reason she chose to study biology after she finished her high school education. Next to her scientific education she had never given up on her creative hobbies like scenography (theater stage design), sketching and her interest for interior architecture. This combination of fascinations lead her to apply in 2010, after two years of exact studies, for the Design Academy Eindhoven.
Teresa is a.o. fascinated by light as a translation of energy, the transparency of glass and what it beholds and the physics of movement.
In June 2014 Teresa van Dongen graduated Cum Laude at the Design Academy Eindhoven. In October 2015, during the Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven Teresa was the proud winner of a Dutch Design Award in the category of Young Designer.
She has has developed a sustainable light source from living organisms that require regular nourishment in return for electricity.