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Hi, I am a creative, integrative, and hard working young woman who is passionate about analyzing and developing the interplay between physical space and the individual. I graduated in May of 2014 with University and College honors from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA where I studied architecture and psychology. As a student in the interdisciplinary program at CMU, the Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (BHA), I had an atypical trajectory because unlike most of my peers I had to formulate my own curriculum, working to create a union between these domains.
I was a “successful” psychology student who participated in a lab as a research assistant, conducted individual and group studies, and worked directly with graduate students and PhD professors. Though I was not a five year star-chitect, I “succeeded” in acquiring a high level of design skill and in making a place for myself within the competitive studio culture. I looked to older “archies” for advice, provided guidance to younger ones, fostered longterm relationships with professors, and was a leader of collaborative and independent projects. My studio and design work from CMU has allowed me to continue to pursue my professional and personal interests in the advanced architecture program, [IN]ARCH ADV, at the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley this past summer. Furthermore, I will be presenting research from my senior Capstone project at the Association of Neuroscience for Architecture conference this fall in San Diego, CA.
I believe that I offer unique creativity, an eye for detail and organization, and a collaborative spirit. I take pride in my efforts and achievements in integrating the architectural structure of the built environment with the social structure of how people think and behave, a dichotomy that I hope to foster and develop in further work. I welcome the opportunity to discuss how my integrative interests and your professional needs and design aesthetics could facilitate the development of diverse and unique work.