Missa Aloisi is a practicing architect in Vermont. Her interest in design stems from an on-going quest to understand and achieve true sustainability. Missa is actively pursuing public interest design, in which design is driven by the community. This process is human-centered and participatory in order to improve the quality of life for all people. Missa believes that the most inspirational designs are cultivated from the connections between communities, environment, culture and place. Missa has studied architecture abroad in Scotland and Japan and takes a sketch book with her whenever she travels.