Renia Kagkou is a second-year graduate student at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, pursuing a Master degree in Urban Design (MAUD) and a Master in Design Studies in Urbanism, Landscape and Ecology (MDes). Her studies concentrate on how data, geospatial analysis and simulation modeling can be used to analyze the complex social, economic and environmental parameters that characterize contemporary urbanization process. Her thesis research focuses on the relations between urbanization processes of food production and collective food consumption through the case of the National School Lunch Program. At the GSD she is a researcher at the Harvard- Mellon Urban Initiative, a data analyst for the Harvard Office for Sustainability and has been also teaching workshops and providing consultancy on geospatial analysis. She holds a five-year Professional Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute, New York.