Elisandra Garcia joined the Office of Sustainability in January 2016. She was born and raised in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Architecture from Texas Tech University. Elisandra worked for Wright & Dalbin Architects and Carl Daniel Architects, as a young designer before she began her Graduate Studies at Washington University in St. Louis in the Fall of 2013, working towards her Masters in Architecture and Urban Design. Elisandra has been working for Catalina Freixas and Pablo Moyano as both their Research and Teaching Assistant for 318 Architectural Design Studios, plus leading design projects within the city of St. Louis. She has been involved with the research and design of “Shrinking Cities” in the United States. Elisandra has also started projects with gardening and agricultural workshops for impoverished neighborhoods in her hometown, Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.