Filomena is in her third and final year at RISD studying landscape architecture, and spends a lot of time these days contemplating the meaning of making for her graduate thesis, decorating the façade of 743 Westminster in hot pink and, whenever possible, baking cookies. Originally from rural upstate New York, Filomena majored in environmental studies while in college at Vassar. From there, she spent several years working as an environmental educator at various places, including a nature preserve, an organic dairy farm, and on board a 100 foot sailboat. A good way to engage Filomena in conversation is to ask her about her favorite fish: the American Eel. She also loves to exchange favorite cookie recipes, so please share.