What is your name? Evelyn Perdomo
Where were you born and where do you call home? I was born in San Francisco and raised in Daly City, CA. I consider the Bay Area my home.
What are your big summer plans? I plan on doing a lot of outdoor activities (hiking, biking, camping, tubing) since this my first summer in Oregon.
In which graduate program are you enrolled? I’m in the Community and Regional Planning Program. I’m interested in community development, specifically housing issues and economic development strategies.
What Community Planning Workshop (CPW) project did you worked on? I was a part of team food hub. Our project was the “Lane County Year-Round Regional Public market and Food Hub Market Analysis”. We conducted a market study for Lane County to determine consumer demand for a potential year-round public market In Lane County. This is an important project for the county because there is a strong local food movement in the county. We conducted a lot of research about local food in Lane County and we talked to local food experts to determine supply and distribution gaps. We also sent out a household survey to residents in Eugene and Springfield to determine their shopping preferences and interest in a public market. I helped interview local food experts and enjoyed learning a lot from them. I also helped analyze our household survey results. The results were great because most respondents were interested in attending a public market at least once a week and wanted to get to know the producers who grow their food.
What are some of the most critical skills you learned from being engaged in CPW? I think CPW definitely helped me improve my presentation skills. I also became more comfortable with quantitative analysis because we had so many survey results to evaluate.
What is your favorite quote? “What’s important is not the accolades and memories of success but the way you respond when opportunities are denied” – Tony Dungy
What about CPW made you smile? I got a lot of satisfaction out of knowing that I was working on an important project for the City of Eugene and Lane County. It was great that our clients trusted us to work on the market study because it will likely have a big impact on economic development in the future.
What is your best-kept secret? It’s not a secret to anyone that knows me but if you’re ever in the SF Bay Area you have to eat at Sliver Pizzeria in downtown Berkeley and then walk over to CREAM on Telegraph Avenue for an ice cream sandwich!
What is your dream job? I would like to work in community development for my hometown of Daly City or other city in the Bay Area. However, I absolutely love football so it would be cool to have a job where I got paid to watch NFL games. I’d like to be in the broadcast booth for every 49er game.
Where can we ‘cyber-stalk’ you? LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/evelyn-perdomo/63/311/4b1