St. Pierre researches and teaches in sustainable design and medical design. She is co-author of internationally recognized curriculum, Okala Ecological Design, and represents Emily Carr in the international Partnership for Academic Leadership in Sustainability (PALS).
She has received awards for Industrial Design, Exhibit Design and Ecological Design work from organizations such as the IDSA and The American Center for Design, and has been published in ID Magazine, Print Magazine, Innovation, and Communication Arts. St. Pierre has received funding for a broad range of sustainable and ecological design initiatives, including awards from the U.S. EPA. She continues to lecture internationally on sustainable and ecological design.
The 4th edition of Okala Ecological Design is being developed for the professional design audience. Okala has recently been translated into French by the government of France. Prior to coming to ECUAD, St. Pierre was Chair of the University of Washington Industrial Design Program.