Sharayah Jimenez is a 5th generation Tucsonense. She graduated from the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture in 2009. She has spent a decade working in the architecture industry and brings experience in affordable housing development, historic preservation, and community planning with a focus on desert dwelling. She is the Principal Designer and founder of CUADRO and established the firm in order to explore sustainable housing solutions. Shay is an active member of the local Tucson community and has served on boards, commissions, neighborhood associations and other community organizations.