Design isn't defined by flashy renderings or esoteric language. Rather, design is defined by its process: the questions the designer asks, and the rigor with which those questions are pursued.
No matter what task I undertake, I do my best to ensure it's under-girded by a good process.
EDG Company, Los Angeles, CA, US, Communications + Architecture
Coordinated the design and content management of the firms new website
Responsible for drafting the firm external communications
Led the coordination of architectural review of all internal projects
Gained experience in the management of international design competitions along with consultant coordination
Morphosis Architects, Culver City, CA, US, Business Development & Communications Intern
Managed the effort to garner/edit/publish over 20 Morphosis built and unbuilt projects on the firm website: Morphopedia.com
Corresponded with local, national, and international press on behalf of the firm
Assisted in the archiving of publications, drawings, and models featuring Morphosis built and unbuilt work, including Emerson College Los Angeles, Caltrans, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Cooper Union, and the San Francisco Federal Building
Helped research and gather content for award submissions, RFQ/RFP process, and client presentations.
California Forward, Los Angeles, CA, US, Communications Intern
Assisted project leaders in the research and analysis of local government budgets and state fiscal policies
Focused on the graphic presentation of research, data, and policy proposals
Gained experience working with local press and coordinating with local city officials on behalf of non-profit groups
The Red Shirt Project, Red Shirt, SD, US, Architectural Volunteer
Annual summer internship in South Dakota constructing and designing new shelters/utility services/infrastructures on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Assisted in the construction and designing of new shelters and infrastructures on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
Helped in the coordination and construction of sustainable designs, including residential straw-bale houses
Gained proficiency with building tools and machine operations on active construction sites
University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture
5th Year Independent Research Award, 1st Place
This award is a recognition of exemplary research and scholarship on a written topic from a 5th Year student. The research paper was titled “To Kill a Lakota,” and represented a historical and contemporary analysis of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.