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Passion is like a personal compass. It will direct you when no path exists.

Evelina Knodel

Senior Designer
Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

Evelina joined MASS in the Summer of 2017 as an intern and is now a Design Associate. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota and her Master’s in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University. Her passion lies in just and equitable food systems, understanding that food is a primary cultural and social integrator that takes place at many different scales and in varying contexts. Though it is a necessity, equitable access to food is confounded by large and complex systems that are difficult, though not impossible, to change. Much of her work in Minnesota focused around improving institutional food sourcing by building awareness and empowering students. Evelina’s career in design has led her to appreciate the power of visualization and community engagement to prompt unique perspectives and catalyze change on many levels. She has been conducting research in the Hudson Valley into the concept of gleaning networks and is excited about the dialogues and opportunities it unleashes.