Eleni Contis Project Manager: Design & Place Making Pronouns: they/them Eleni Contis was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. While attending The Ellis School, Eleni developed a passion for studio art and art history. They hold a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Rhode Island School of Design. As a designer, artist, and educator, Eleni seeks to ground their practice in community engagement, public process, and mentorship. They are passionate about creating accessible, open-source strategies that empower communities to combat the systemic issues facing Pittsburgh today. At Grounded, Eleni works with residents to create resilient design interventions that improve vacant land conditions, promote public health, and bring communities together.