St. Pierre researches and teaches in sustainable design and medical design. She is co-author of internationally recognized curriculum,Okala Ecological Design, initiated Emily Carr's participation in the international Partnership for Academic Leadership in Sustainability (PALS), and established Canada's first DESIS (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability) Lab. Currently, St. Pierre is co-chair of the 2014 International Design Principles and Practices Conference.
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. Prior to coming to ECUAD, St. Pierre was Chair of the University of Washington Industrial Design Program. She continues to lecture internationally on sustainable and ecological design.