“I don’t have a set plan. I’m focused on design and photography, visual arts in general. I’m hoping to figure out what direction I want to take, but I haven’t felt any pressure to decide, which is a blessing. I don’t like being pushed in one direction. I want to take in as much as I can while I’m here. And if I decide in the next three months what I want to do, that’s great. But if not, that’s okay. I’m going to keep working and stay open to seeing what happens.

Regardless of what direction the next two years take, I will always think of this education as invaluable partly because I’ve changed so much here. I’ve matured a lot. I go back to my hometown and people do a double take. They’ll say, I thought you were 21, I didn’t recognize you. I haven’t really changed all that much physically. I just carry myself differently now. I’m more comfortable. I’m braver. I’m not ashamed of who I am. I don’t have to hide myself anymore.”

My Work:
A Midsummer Night's Dream poster

Where are they now? During her junior year, Eva studied abroad in Florence at the Santa Reparata international School of Art. During the first semester of her junior year she helped raise $2,000 for a Springfield, MA church destroyed by arson.