Dr. Blass holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in environmental science and management from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering and management from The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Currently she is a lecturer at the faculty of management in Tel Aviv University and involved in collaborative research with scholars from multiple universities in the U.S. and Europe. Her academic research has focused on the interface of the industrial ecology and management science disciplines. She had established and lead the industrial ecology research group in TAU and won numerous research grants from agencies in Israel and Europe to support her research efforts.