Keely Menezes is in her final semester of a Master's of Public Health at the Tufts University School of Medicine. She is interested in the built environment as a determinant of health, and the role of space in human wellness. She assists in work being done at the Boston Architectural College on programming for health and well-being in architecture.
Beyond her professional interests, Keely has a hobby in making old things new again - she sews many of her own clothes from reclaimed fabric and has a small side business of refinishing discarded furniture - and believes that wellness-oriented spaces can be created inexpensively and sustainably. She is excited to work with the Institute for Human Centered Design this semester on applying these principles and a public health framework to optimizing at-home learning spaces for children attending school remotely.