Born in Peru, Evelyn and her family immigrated to the North County of San Diego where she grew up before heading off to college. She earned her Architecture degree and Construction Management minor from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and later earned her Green Building Construction certificate from San Diego State University. Evelyn's work experiences range from architecture to construction to teaching to the green industry. Before being a part of the GRID Alternatives crew, she was a volunteer where she assisted in several installations in San Diego County. Aside from work, Evelyn enjoys traveling, exploring, dancing, running, creating art and spending time with friends and her familia.