Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, I attended Arizona State University and began my undergraduate in Civil Engineering. I went on to finish two masters degrees in Architecture and Urban Design. Living most of my life in the desert, I was able to study environmental design year round with an emphasis on hot -arid climates. However, I was awarded opportunities to study architecture in Spain for 6 weeks and Buenos Aires for 6 months and I used my experiences in those countries as inspiration for my capstone project "Intersecting Intersections"
On a more personal side, I am a die-hard roller-coaster fanatic and am a member of both the American Coaster Enthusiast (ACE) and Theme Park Review . I have a passion for unique design of all kinds from cars to cloths and I believe travel is the best education we can give ourselves.
Compass Chiropractic, Phoenix, AZ, US, Office Manager
I began working as the front desk representative for a chiropractic firm during my undergraduate. I was given the opportunity to go through physical therapy certification to become a CA. After moving up to head CA, I was asked to design the interior of the new office and became the office manager.
Motley Design Group, Phoenix, AZ, US, Intern
This was a 5-week internship that was extended to 6 months after my initial review. In addition to drafting and design work, I was able to attend and report on city entitlement meetings and design review boards. I also had the opportunity to do some surveying and remodeling of existing homes and buildings in Phoenix.
City of Mesa, Mesa, AZ, US, Program Assistant
I was brought on to re-write the historic homes remodeling guidelines into layman's terms for homeowners within the City of Mesa. I was able to draft illustrations and examples of acceptable home alterations and paraphrase the rules for renovating a home declared to be in a historic district.
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US, Masters, MUD College of Design
After the first year, because of my performance and GPA, I was recommended and offered the opportunity to pursue a dual concurrent masters degree and receive an additional masters degree for one more year of study. I began the Master's of Urban Design program in June of 2009 and studied under professors from MIT and Harvard.
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US, MArch, MArch College of Design
In 2008 I began the 3+ program at ASU after receiving my bachelors degree. The projects were progressively set up to begin with local projects then national projects and finally international projects. While there I was awarded Design Excellence, a spot in the international Argentina Abroad program and the opportunity to pursue are second masters degree.
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US, Bachelors, Design Studies
I began my undergraduate in Civil Engineering with my emphasis on Structural Engineering. Maintaining an interest in design, in my third year I began taking introduction to Architecture courses and decided that was the course for me. I discovered that I could join the 3+ plus Architecture program and for my masters and changed my major to Design of the Built Environment.
Design Excellence, 1st Place
Top design for the Fall of '11 semester.