Jordana Vasquez is a candidate for a Bachelor of Architecture degree at Pratt Institute. She is a designer and optimistic entrepreneur with a broad interest in: design, urban planning , sustainability and social responsibility. Throughout her education at Pratt Institute she has made it a focus to challenge her spatial sensibilities and understanding of the fusion of art and design while also being an advocate for purpose-driven innovative solutions.
Trained as an architect and painter, she believes in the direct and long term impact on the quality of life of those who are faced with adversity. She is a proud member of Be social Change and is currently working on launching a website as a platform for students to obtain materials with reusable and recycling materials at lower costs.
"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have."
The Architectural League of New York, New York, NY, US, Volunteer
Assisted with the coordination of lectures, exhibitions, installations and special events
Storefront for Art and Architecture, New , Production Intern
Worked closely with the assistant curator to carry preparation, installation and break-down of shows
Conducted tasks like sourcing materials, contacting providers and researching solutions for gallery issues .During exhibitions assisted with the maintenance of exhibitions and the office space
Habitat for Humanity, New York, NY, US, Construction site leader
Supervision and development of interior structures for multi-family housing
Participated in reviews, construction/installation assessments and execution of plans
Led the training, development and mentoring of the construction staff composed of volunteers
Axis D.I. Architecture, LLC, Newark, NJ, US, Architectural intern
Provided architectural support to the lead architects in: the design, selection, coordination and detailing of architectural and marketing materials.
Presented independent research for schematic proposals.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, C-Disco summer master program
Published Works , InProcess Magazine, Other
Yearly publication at Pratt Institute
Hearst Scholarship, 1st Place
WNBA Inspirational Women 2010, 1st Place
This scholarship program was created to recognize adult leaders from the African American and Hispanic communities in the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut), who excel in the classroom, are leaders in the community, and exemplify the values of volunteerism and service.
Vice-President of leadership, 1st Place
The Vice President of Leadership shall promote the development of leadership at Windward Community College, shall be in charge of all events pertaining to the development of leadership, including leadership seminars, field trips, and conferences, and shall be responsible for filing the appropriate forms for the Leadership Hallmark.