Monse Fonseca is a Deaf Mexican woman with two years of experience as a designer at Holst Architecture. Monse is passionate about equity, diversity, inclusion, and sustainability, and incorporated all of these concepts in her thesis work as a Master of Architecture student at Portland State University. Using the principles of biomimicry and biophilia, she took inspiration from a monarch caterpillar for the design of a Living Education Center within a new K-8 school. Monse seeks to design in ways that enrich people’s lives, creating spaces that bring harmony to form, contextualization, and materiality. In her free time, Monse enjoys hiking, cooking, baking, and dancing.