Emmanuel Coloma is a second-year Masters in Landscape Architecture candidate at the Graduate School of Design. He is interested in the trans-disciplinary potential of design in addressing the challenges of a rapidly urbanizing world. Most recently, he worked at Ken Smith Landscape Architect on high profile projects, such as 3 World Trade Center in New York City. Prior to Harvard, he explored the NYC start-up scene, prototyped waste bins to reduce food waste, conducted medical research at Stanford, UCSF, and UC Berkeley, volunteered at a children’s hospital in South Korea, and worked alongside the San Francisco President of the Board of Supervisors on the city’s first participatory budget initiative. Emmanuel aims to continue his mission to enhance people’s opportunities and potential through design work at the GSD and beyond. Last year, Emmanuel was the Design Director for the Harvard LGBT Conference as well as his class representative for the GSD Student Forum. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Environmental Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Outside academia, Emmanuel enjoys to cook, hike, and sing.