I always strive to reach new goals, treat others with respect, and have fun. I believe it takes a village to create great design.
Creative Office Pavilion, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer
Provide space planning and furniture application services, determine and implement system requirements, and produce product specifications and drawings of design solutions that meet clients’ needs
Effectively coordinate, plan, and organize a high volume workload through integrated project delivery
Develop installation drawings, electrical and finish plans, 3D drawings, and elevations
Create bid packages, including plans and renderings, product information to meet LEED standards, and cost-saving alternatives of Herman Miller product and over 250 other manufactures.
Gilbane Building Company, New York, NY, US, Assistant Project Manager
Manage the procurement and development of vendor schedules for furniture, fixtures, and equipment
Assist in the coordination of facility inspections, certifications and licenses, IT integration, deliveries/installations, and construction schedule
Create signage packages for moves and client requirements
Manage post-occupancy issues such as furniture/IT conflicts, damages, space re-allocation
U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, US, Interior Design Intern
Designed office environments for renovation and new construction projects for 9 Department of Justice buildings
Created drawings, both two- and three-dimensional, created signage packages, FF&E selections, furniture tracking, and reviewed/approved construction management issues
Analyzed building efficiencies to evaluate, improve and to optimize facility performance and long term use during the consolidation of the DOJ
Hughes Design, Wheeling, WV, US, Interior Design Intern
Assisted with the design of residential/commercial projects including healthcare, educational, commercial, and hospitality facilities
Provided construction and project management, FF&E selection, identified and maintained project deliverables, and reviewed codes per project requirement
Created two- and three-dimensional models to be used for client meetings
Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, WV, US, Interior Design Intern
Worked project management of 274,000 sq. ft. expansion project of Mon General Hospital
Managed artwork and furniture re-allocation/installation, signage/way-finding installation, and space planning
Created visual presentations to evoke additional donations and community campaigning
Established a database for documentation and maintaining all existing furniture and artwork
Marymount University, Arlington, VA, US, Masters, Interior Design
Thesis Topic: Influence of the Western School Model on Humanitarian School Design in
Classes included: Furniture Design, Professional Practices, Studio Classes, Advanced AutoCad, LEED and Green Design, Design Methods
Italy Study Tour, Summer 2010: Tuscania, Italy
Domus University, Milan, Italy
Lorenzo de’Medici School of Arts, Florence/Rome, Italy
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, US, Bachelors, Interior Design
Completed two years of chemistry, then switched to Interior Design, CIDA Accredited Program.
Minor: Business Administration
Student Spotlights: WVU Admissions Website, Fall 2008
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
Student Chapter President Elect (2007-08), President (2008-09)
International Interior Designer Association
Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society- Historian
Sigma Alpha Pi- National Society of Leadership and Success
Habitat for Humanity
Extreme Makeover Home Edition: Turner Family, Volunteer
Lingnan University, Hong Kong, Tuen Mun Kau Hui, HK, General Studies
Classes included Introduction to Chinese Art, Global Business Environments, Population Dynamics, and Society and Media.
Selected to participate in the HKS Mid-Atlantic Design Fellowship, 2011.
An intense, three-day charrette where professionals and students from local universities join with the community to address a local or regional challenge. The Mid-Atlantic Design Fellowship will focus on DESIGN, SUSTAINABILITY and COMMUNITY with the intent of cultivating and showcasing emerging talent, and stimulating new approaches to solve a challenge affecting the DC metro area through design.