Fransini is a graduating senior in Political Science, with a concentration in Urban Politics, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and part of the 2017-18 CUNY Cultural Corps. With a love for architecture and design, she started to observe the relationship between spaces, functionality, and the emotions a space can evoke on a person. This, combined with her experience in housing advocacy, which she gained through her work at the Community Development Project (CDP) and NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, taught her the importance of securing safe housing in order to ensure the well-being of vulnerable communities across the City.
In the future, Fransini hopes to do her Master’s in Urban Planning or Law in order to develop new ways to build and/or preserve affordable housing and also, ensure the development of communities by addressing their needs and providing tools (like the arts!) necessary to grow independently. Furthermore, she believes that the use of design, along with others forms of art, is the perfect way to project the essence of a community onto itself; giving them a distinct voice that hopefully the people can identify with, resulting in a community that will also advance by being inclusive.