Eve Smason-Marcus [they/them] was born and raised in Seattle’s Northend Jewish community. They moved to Bellingham to attend Western Washington University and graduated with a Bachelors of Music. They have lived in Bellingham for the last 14 years as a renter, musician, teacher, caterer, cook, band coach, baklava baker, and avid card player. They believe in building community power as a sustainable movement through radical self-love, community accountability, transformative justice, mutual aid, art, accessibility, dialogue, education, and abolition.