Making discoveries and improving the way people live and work through design is what I think is most exciting about practicing architecture. Architecture gives people the freedom to learn and discover new and unexpected lifestyles, and it is very empowering to be able to provoke these new experiences.
Born and raised in Chicago, I have always been interested in how people interact with the space around them. I received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as a Master of Architecture. During my time at UIC, I became involved in projects such as MoMA PS1 and currently, this upcoming Venice Biennale. While pursuing my MArch, I was a teaching assistant, as well as a juror for undergraduate studio reviews.
Outside of academics, I gained experience in Chicago's permit procurement process, where I assisted architects and contractors in getting their projects approved by the City of Chicago. After obtaining my BSArch, I began working at Brubaker Architects, a small architecture firm, specializing in Healthcare, where I participate in projects from schematic design to construction.
During my free time, I enjoy traveling, being outdoors swimming, running, playing tennis, and spending time with my two energetic dogs.