Keely Menezes

Submitted by mjoseph on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 10:40
Winter 2021
Keely Menezes

Keely Menezes is in her final semester of a Master's of Public Health at the Tufts University School of Medicine.  She is interested in the built environment as a determinant of health, and the role of space in human wellness.  She assists in work being done at the Boston Architectural College on programming for health and well-being in architecture. 

Beyond her professional interests, Keely has a hobby in making old things new again - she sews many of her own clothes from reclaimed fabric and has a small side business of refinishing discarded furniture - and believes that wellness-oriented spaces can be created inexpensively and sustainably.  She is excited to work with the Institute for Human Centered Design this semester on applying these principles and a public health framework to optimizing at-home learning spaces for children attending school remotely.