Ava Ghiassi

Ava Ghiassi

Los Angeles, CA, US


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I am currently a student in the M. Arch I program at SCI-Arc. My interests in architecture include historic preservation and link between the discipline and practice of architecture.


UCLA Colleges Against Cancer, Los Angeles, CA, US, Advocacy Chair/Online Chair

• Collaborate with other committees to organize Relay for Life and thus raise money for cancer research.
• Promote cancer education/awareness at Relay for Life by setting up an activities tent at Relay for Life.
• Host Rock Out for a Cure, a free concert to spread cancer education/awareness and to recruit teams for Relay for Life.
• Inform people and sign them up for ACS CAN (American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network), so they receive updates on progress in cancer legislation.
• Manage the Relay for Life website.

Sep 2011 - current

OC Public Works, Santa Ana, CA, US, Intern

• Aiding county planners with completing plan checks and filling out planning memos.
• Assisting with efforts to go paperless by the year 2014 by preparing planning applications and general plans for scanning.
• Shadowing employees at permit processing counter.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

A+D Museum, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

• Assisted with installation and de-installation of museum exhibits such as the Charles and Ray Eames, Come in! Les Femmes, and Eero Saarinen exhibits.
• Aided in organizing the museum’s fundraiser, Celebrate 2012, by sending invitations, setting up and checking people in at the event.
• Contact schools in the LA area to promote the volunteering department at A+D.
• Organize financial information and mailing information in Excel spreadsheets.

Jan 2012 - Jun 2013

TL Group, Anaheim Hills, CA, US, Intern

• Drafted as-built plans of La Linda Plaza office suite on AutoCAD.
• Visited sites for apartment complexes in Placentia that were under construction.
• Organized the desk drawers and file cabinets in the office.

Aug 2012 - Sep 2012


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2014 - current

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Architectural Studies Major
Urban Planning Minor

Sep 2010 - Jun 2014

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