I am incredibly grateful for the few years I spent with Evi and for the influence she still has on me. Sometimes when I start feeling stressed about silly, unimportant things, I think "What Would Evi Do?" Because I know: She'd skip class and call her grandparents in Greece. From an office in the environmental science building. Or she'd buy a shit-ton of candy to put in 100 people's mailboxes for Groundhog Day. You get the picture. She got it.
I keep a letter Evi wrote me in 1995 in my office. On it she drew this picture, which, now that I think about it, sort of sums up her approach: Look on the sunny side, hang with a friend. (Yes, I know it's sideways...)