Jacquelyn Wong joins the Hunt Institute as a Graduate Program Manager in the spring of 2022. She is pursuing an M.A. in Sustainability and Development at SMU in the Lyle School of Engineering and is intending to graduate in May of 2023. Her role at the Hunt Institute will be managing the Evie project. Evie is a refurbished trailer that has captured the hearts of many watching her journey as researchers explore creative and alternative ways to produce food in an urban environment combat food deserts. Now, Evie goes into the community partnering with local community leaders. She will serve as a storefront for a community garden providing fresh produce in South Dallas. Jacquelyn will help manage this transition and the evolution of Evie from a mobile greenhouse into a stationary storefront.
Jacquelyn was first introduced to the Evie project while attending a class in the master’s program taught by Dr. Eva Csaky, Executive Director of the Hunt Institute.
In May of 2021, she obtained her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas. During her undergraduate years, Jacquelyn was involved with FOCUS at UTD (Fellowship of Christian University Students) and is continuing her involvement on campus as a core facilitator with FOCUS at SMU.
In her spare time, she enjoys photography, exploring the city, and spending time with friends. Upon completing her master’s degree, it is her goal to pursue a career as a sustainability specialist or planner within the built environment.
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