Melissa A. Simonetti is currently an MDesS candidate in the Master in Design Studies program at Harvard University, with a concentration in History and Philosophy of Design. Her interests are in 20th century architecture as well as contemporary issues on memory and cultural identity in the United States. Previously she was trained as an architect at Cornell University and worked as a designer at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Her writing has also appeared in eOculus as well as ArchitectureBoston.