Wandy is interested in the ways housing design and policy come together, as she seeks to exist in the liminal space between the two. This inquiry of liminality led her to this fellowship, co-hosted by the Mayor's Housing Innovation Lab and the Boston Society of Architects. She oversees the effort of using innovative design to create more affordable housing throughout Boston. She values and aims to center the many voices of Boston’s residents and their complex experiences, as these must ultimately drive the design and implementation of future affordable homes and neighborhoods in the City.
Wandy holds a BFA in Architecture from UMass Amherst, and a Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she concluded with a focus on the urban and housing design of a self-sustaining eco-village in her home country of Angola.
Prior to this fellowship, she worked on affordable housing projects in the New England area as an architectural designer at Stull & Lee, Inc. In addition, she has also worked with the Madison Park Development Corporation, where she first gained a deeper understanding of the complexities of the creation of housing and other services at the local level.
Wandy is currently a resident of Brighton and identifies as an artist, with a focus on music and watercolor painting, as well as photography.