Tulane University Planning Office, New Orleans, LA, US, Design Intern
Prepare design documents for classroom renovations and University building maintenance, prepare guidelines for campus classroom interiors, and assist with space moves, LEED documentation, and other planning projects for the University.
Tulane City Center, New Orleans, LA, US, Project Intern
Assisted in project exploring improvements to transit oriented districts in New Orleans. Worked alongside local non-profit Ride NOLA to develop graphic presentations of current deficient conditions at highly traveled intersections, leading to proposed design solutions to help improve their efficiencies.
Village Home Stores, Geneseo, IL, US, Design & Sales Assistant
Participated in kitchen designs from initial client consultation and site measurement through to kitchen design, material selection, budgeting considerations, and construction management. Developed client presentations, assisted in lighting design, and interacted with customers in sales of kitchen and lighting merchandise.
Illinois State University, Normal, IL, US, Bachelors, Interior and Environmental Design
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, MArch, School of Architecture
Traveled to London and Bristol, England, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Chicago to study farms in dense urban environments
Received the Robert G. Bone Scholarship from Illinois State University in the 2008-2009 academic year. Being designated a Bone Scholar is the highest honor an Illinois State undergraduate student can receive, and exhibits the breadth and diversity of candidates' academic work, extent of activities in which candidates have been involved, and the candidates' personal qualities.
Commencement Speaker for College of Applied Science & Technology, Other
Chosen to give the commencement speech at Illinois State University's 2009 graduation ceremony for the College of Applied Science & Technology.
Received the Lincoln Academy of Illinois Lincoln Laureate award on behalf of Illinois State University in 2008. The Lincoln Laureate award is awarded by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois and is given to honor senior students at each of the four-year, degree-granting institutions in Illinois for overall excellence, in both curricular and extra-curricular programs. The award honors individuals whose contributions to the betterment of humanity have been accomplished in or on behalf of the State of Illinois.