I graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology in May of 2011 with a Bachelor of Architecture. IIT is a prestigious institution in Chicago that has trained me as an individual to develop in areas such as organization, coordination, technical ability, and communication. I made it a goal to involve myself on campus and off, and use my skills and talents to enhance the IIT campus, Chicago’s community, and international well-being.
Through my architectural studies, I have not only improved skill in verbal and visual presentation, I have gained confidence in my analytical thinking and problem solving. Architecture school has enhanced my ability to work with computers and numerous design programs. I am excited to launch my career in the field of architecture during these crucial times; we live in a period where buildings are no longer just objects, but symbols of our future.
Whether for personal or academic reasons, having been to five continents at such a young age is an achievement. My dedication to service has grown exponentially throughout my time volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. My love for writing has been growing ever since I became a regular writer for our campus newspaper in 2009. This skill would be highly beneficial to any firm for a need in marketing and promotion tools.
KDC Architects + Engineers, Architect Assistant
Producing CAD work for a firm in Corona, CA doing wireless towers and antennas.
IPSA Corporation, Architecture Intern
Attended site visits, communicated with clients, CAD production, visited city hall re: permits, construction documentation.
Sher Bergstrom Architects, Architect Assistant
Attended site visits, communicated with clients, CAD production, construction documentation, executed customer service.
Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, Intern
This was an internship at the Unity Temple restoration foundation. I was responsible for admissions at the front desk to guide tourists around the buildings and collect funds to help the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wrights first public building of his works.
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), BArch, Architecture
IIT's architecture program is structured to develop professional architects who are well prepared in specialties of their choice. Architecture, "the liberal arts of the 21st century," effectively blends technology and the humanities and equips you to adapt to change. IIT maximizes the benefits of an architecture education with a uniquely concentrated yet flexible curriculum
Nominees must at least have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and be in good standing. Nominees must have made a distinguished contribution to campus life.
A student may qualify by contribution through services to a particular organization or team, by the performance of duties as an officer in a student organization, enhancing the activities of an organization or team, and/or enrichment of the IIT residential community. The student may qualify by contributing to a major campus event. The student may qualify through consistent support, encouragement, and guidance to a range of organizations or activities.
This award honors a full-time IIT student who displays a uniquely high level of commitment to serving the needs of the IIT Community, non-profit organizations and other philanthropic agencies both local and global.
Nominees should have demonstrated any of the following:
Regular and frequent participation in service opportunities via a university department, student organization or other non-profit organization
Independent leadership of community service initiatives either on and/or off campus
Creation of special projects or programs aimed at increasing IIT's service to the IIT, local, and global communities.
Brother's Finfer Scholarship, Scholarship
This tuition scholarship recognizes undergraduate students who demonstrate leadership, service, and initiative among their College of Architecture peers. Alums of the College, the Finfer brothers offer this generous scholarship to honor students who actively participate in professional associations, conferences and networking activities, student council and government, student organizations, or travel in order to enhance the broad educational experience of the College of Architecture.