Anjali graduated from the University of California, Irvine in September 2011 with a B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior, and a B.A. in Urban Studies.
She is pursuing her studies at the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, for her first professional master's degree in architecture. She is interested in all forms of design and how they impact the human experience.
STUDIO GANG Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern
Potential for pre-design, schematic design, and design development
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern
Assisting in design development for Hudson Yards under Marianne Kwok, responsibilities include:
• Contributing to the development of the design solution
• Assisting design team by performing drawings, model making, etc
• Preparing drawings and models for presentations
• Calculating areas and volumes
• Performing drawing and presentation work using CAD or other media
• Researching technical systems appropriate to project assignment
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, SAID Graduate Teaching Assistant
Teaching Assistant for a group of undergraduates in Communication Skills 3
Offer graphic assistance/criticism on various forms of media, from hand drawing (sketching, watercolor, ink, etc.) to computer skills (Rhino, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.)
KaiHer, Irvine, CA, US, Co-founder/Head of Product Development
Co-founder of an aspiring social enterprise that is dedicated to female empowerment and the environment. Lead market research and product development. Worked with the industrial designer on the project to solidify the essence of the company. Created brand strategy, story/concept behind the idea to be able to adhere to the target market.
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, US, Undergraduate Researcher
Designed and administered study regarding a blood type myth and a personality inventory which explored intrapersonal self-fulfilling prophecy with colleague, Christine Song under faculty supervision, Dr. Eric Knowles. Presented study at UROP Symposium, and currently, collaborating with Christine Song to publish our findings in a student journal.
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, MArch, Architecture
AIA Practice Academy sponsored workshop series on critical areas of practice at 8 leading Cincinnati architectural firms; Coursework includes Design studios, Visualization, Structures, Theory
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, US, Bachelors, Urban Studies, Psychology and Social Behavior
Dean’s Honors List, Sustainability Certificate
Coursework included Social/Environmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Urban Design, Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship
Graduate Assistantship, Scholarship
Awarded a competitive Graduate Assistantship for the remaining two years of my program: research and thesis year.
Research year responsibilities include: working with about 20 students, aiding them in digital skills and the analysis of construction.
Thesis year responsibilities include: teach a section of 20 freshman drawing skills each semester. In addition to weekly field trips, I will be leading these students in reading and discussion sessions designed to promote understanding of the built environment and foster growth through the mentor/mentee relationship.