I wish to be part of a team of leaders, risk-takers, and opportunity makers to serve in creating a better future, reinvent past and ordinary experiences, and promote sustainable, humanitarian design.
As an Architecture BFA candidate, I have a broad yet comprehensive understanding of architectural design on both small and large scale valuing sustainability, ingenuity, and livability. The additional courses and degrees I have taken extend me to other channels of the design field which includes graphic design, web design, and writing.
I look forward to connecting with like-minded individuals on this endeavor, and am open to opportunities that will make a difference big or small.
American Institute of Architecture Students, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, US, Chapter President
Freedom Cafe, Amherst, MA, US, Relief Worker (Volunteer Barista)
Volunteer Bartista for a local Non-profit Cafe dedicated in fighting against human trafficking through building recovery facilities in high impacted regions globally.
TIA Architects, Amherst Center, MA, US, Student Extern
Under Nacul Center of Ecological Architecture directed by local independent architect Tullio Inglese
Antinozzi Associates, Bridgeport, CT, US, Extern
This was a three day shadowing opportunity to engage in the field
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, US, Bachelors, Architecture
CRIT Journal Publication (AIAS), Other
CRIT Journal is the official publication for the voice of Architecture Students of AIAS. For the December 2015 issue, "Rosa Sheng: On Equity by Design, Melinda Mae, and How to Always Advocate for Yourself" was published – an extensive profile interview of Rosa Sheng, Founding Chair of Equity by Design and award-winning architect from Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, highlighting her work with Equity by Design, her patience and commitment, and her sound advice to be your own best advocate.
Common Boston Common Build Competition is an annual 72hr design-build challenge to engage communities all over Boston and its surrounding cities through redefining public space.
My team entry Chalk Blocks engages with the community with sets of movable, modular boxes with writing surfaces that call for active participation. Left for the public to draw, write, sit, and lean on, Chalk Blocks has a way of appeasing park goers of all ages. Project took title of Popular Vote.
Parnassus Literary Magazine is a Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown Award-winning student literary magazine based at Northern Essex Community College which showcases selected student works.
For the May 2013 Issue, "What Does it Feel Like?" by Victoria Phạm was published.
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, 2nd Place
A program which recognizes young creatives and passionate artists, The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in its 56th-year run recognized 391 selected talents in the arts out of 3,451 total Bay State contestants.
Earned Regional Silver Key recognition by submitting a watercolor piece.