Riya Venkatesh

Pronouns: she/her

Hometown: Chennai, India

Focus: Urban Planning and the Environment

Why did you choose CEP? I chose CEP because the idea of integrating development, community, and the environment is something that I believe is necessary and I believe that CEP gives us the best tools to do that while allowing us the freedom and flexibility to pursue whatever we dream about.

Favorite Place in Seattle and Why: My favourite spot in Seattle has to be either South Lake Union, or Greenlake as they are both serene places and great to go out to study, at least during the warmer months.

It’s the future, all humans are being transitioned to hybrid animals so we’ll stop being so destructive. What two animals would you combine? I would combine the Jackal and Jaguar.