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There are many wonderful things to explore in this world, both looking at the past and reaching into the future. One of my greatest passions is historic preservation but I love to innovate and find creative solutions to new issues as they emerge.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Research Assitant
Created an interface for Professor Kathryn H. Anthony’s iPhone application, using Indesign to create the layout and Photoshop and Illustrator for the icon and image designs.
Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, Conservationist II
Responsible for the conservation of historic buildings through the evaluation of project endorsements, tax incentives, and fines and creating public awareness in up to fifteen municipalities and three historic districts in Puerto Rico.
Architect Gloria J. Braña, Drafter
Rendered 3D images of residential projects, prepared the architectural components of construction plans and schematic models.
Columbia University, Student Assistant
Edited Spanish language transcripts for the 9/11 Narrative and Memory Project at Columbia University's Oral History Research Office. Translated documents from English to Spanish and assisted visitors researching the extensive interview collections.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MArch, School of Architecture
Travelled to China with the Study Abroad Program at Tongji University, Shanghai from May-June 2010. Participated in student-faculty committee for the revision of the School of Architecture Studio Culture Policy. Was the recipient of the Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship for the academic year 2009-2010. Graduated with a GPA of 3.85/4.00
Columbia University, Masters, Historic Preservation
Concentrated on courses pertaining to material conservation and design integration of new interventions in historic fabric.
Thesis: Design Proposal for the Estate of Anna’s Hope in St. Croix, U.S.V.I. Located in a historic plantation, the new structure interprets the old by tracing the history of hurricane passage through St. Croix. Doubling as a hurricane shelter, the structure is geared towards the island’s residents, a place to find common ground.
University of Puerto Rico, Bachelors, Environmental Design
Studio work was concentrated on community service, historic preservation, and environmentally sensitive designs. Graduated with a GPA of 3.35/4.00
This award allowed me to visit and research the Xin Tian Di, a rehabilitated Li Long complex in Shanghai that has become a focal point of historic preservation theory and practice in China.
The award consisted of a $5,000.00 stipend in addition to tuition and most fees covered during the academic year of 2009-2010 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This fellowship assisted my financial situation while studying at UIUC.