Lopez resident named outstanding graduate at WWU

  • Wed Aug 12th, 2020 9:56pm
  • Life

Submitted by Western Washington University

Western Washington University alumnus Cosmos Cordova was recognized this spring as an outstanding graduate by university faculty.

Cordova, son of Summer Moon Scriver and Jamie Cordova, attended Lopez Island High School and received his bachelor’s degree from WWU in urban planning and sustainable development, along with minors in sustainable design, Spanish and environmental policy, in June.

While at Western, Cordova participated in a project to create a downtown redevelopment plan for Ferndale, conducted analysis for the implementation of a multimodal trail in Monroe, and presented research at the American Public Works Association conference in Seattle. During a study abroad program in Greece last summer, he and other students studied foot traffic and created recommendations to increase access for tourists.

After graduation, Cordova will move back to Lopez Island to finish construction on a tiny home. His dream job is to design and develop self-sustaining, low-income community housing.