There has always been a dialogue between the right and left halves of my brain – a constant exchange between the intuitive, creative, musical side and the logical, linguistic, mathematical side. Cultivating both halves simultaneously has uniquely prepared me for studying and practicing architecture.
I graduated from Vassar College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and music and began looking for a way to combine these passions. Childhood endeavors in Lego creations grew into design projects of larger scale, and I began building TV stands and bookshelves for family and friends. In order to gain a better understanding of what an education in design could be and could mean, I attended Columbia University’s Summer Introduction to Architecture Program. Upon completing the program, I had no doubt that I wanted to pursue a career in architecture, so I sought out work in a Boston based architecture firm in order to gain practical and professional experience.
I proceeded to apply to graduate programs in architecture, and I am currently completing year two of a Master of Architecture degree at the College of Environmental Design at U.C. Berkeley. I chose U.C. Berkeley, in large part, because the program offers unparalleled opportunities to explore and expand my interests in socially conscience aspects of design and architecture.
Ultimately, I hope to engage the built environment through the creation of objects and spaces that foster healthier relationships between people and place.
When I do get to leave studio, I enjoy playing ultimate frisbee, exploring the Bay Area, and experimenting in the kitchen.