Headshot of Design Fellow, Graciela Bolanos.

Graciela BolaƱos


Graciela was born and raised in El Salvador and enrolled at Penn State's Community, Environment, and Development program seeking to find multidisciplinary answers to development challenges in her home country. During her undergraduate program, she fostered a passion for the impact of the built environment on community health, and upon graduating, enrolled at Penn's School of Nursing. Her first degree, as well as the new knowledge gained through nursing science, led her to seek out opportunities for collaboration between her two passions: community health and urban design.