Eva grew up in San Luis Obispo, California, raised by her mother, an architect, and her father, a stone mason who studied structural engineering. She grew up running around in gardens building fairy houses, and walking through neighborhoods with her parents stopping to stare at each house, imagining the family that lived inside, each creating a space they called home. Through her Biocultural Anthropology degree at Humboldt State University, she was able to learn about communities and their dwellings through a contextualized, human lens. Her fascination of hand-built homes, community structures, and food systems led her to Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, where she lived in an intentional community and tended a 3-acre garden. She is now on a path to figure out what she’s interested in pursuing within the realm of building, design, community growth, food systems, and accessibility to these resources. In her free time she is flipping through pictures of hand-built homes, gardening, and enjoying a big handful of chocolate chips.