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Pooja Vaidya

Pooja Vaidya

Minneapolis, MN, US

 

About 

Born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, I came to the US to get my Bachelors degree and interestingly ended up studying Architecture and graduated with Masters in Architecture degree in May, 2011. 

I believe that our built environment controls the human behavior and hence I strive to enrich the human experiences by creating beautiful and meaningful spaces with the synthesis of form and function, beauty and nature, culture and context, poetry and technology.. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Kathmandu, NP, Part Time Lecturer

-Teach basic design to freshman in Architecture Department
-Work in a team with 3 other lecturers to decide on course content and evaluate grades

Dec 2012 - Oct 2013
 

DS Inc., Kathmandu, NP, Project Architect

-Prepare designs, development, specification and construction documents for Retail, Office and Residential project
-Prepare conceptual sketches and models according to client requirements
-Drafting construction documents for buildings and furniture
-Conduct periodic on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance with plans
-Cost and material estimates for building project and furniture

Oct 2012 - Aug 2013
 

Target through KellyMitchell, Minneapolis, MN, US, Analyst/Coordicator

-Work with team to ensure data quality and accuracy
in store replenishment studies
-Coordinate and communicate information/feed
back among field captains and business analysts

Oct 2011 - Aug 2012
 

Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, NDSU, Graduate Research Assistant

-Conducted feasibility study of Building Integrated Photovoltaics for M.Arch Thesis
-Acquired organizational skills by maintaining research materials
-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and working accurately while placing purchase orders for the group and presenting on group meetings

May 2010 - May 2011
 

Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, NDSU, Undergraduate Research Assistant

- Worked as a team in design/building glovebox mechanical manifold
-Learned technical skills and paid attention to details while performing various experiments on Maple DW technology and drafting mechanical parts in Solidworks
-Learned administrative skills while maintaining equipment logsheets, faxing, printing, managing purchase orders for 3 labs

May 2007 - May 2010
 

Upstream LLC, Fargo, ND, Customer Service Representative

-Resolved customer flight issues for Orbitz and Cheaptickets resulting in higher customer satisfaction
-Effectively communicated in a telephone to answer customer questions and concerns
-Arrived to work promptly

May 2008 - Oct 2008
 

TRIO, NDSU, Tutor

-Developed interpersonal abilities by teaching students Environmental Biology
-Attended weekly seminar and learned about teaching student according to personal needs
-Showcased flexibility by taking extra shifts during peak hours

Aug 2006 - May 2007
 

Education 

North Dakota State University, MArch, Architecture

I graduated on May 2011 with Masters in Architecture(GPA 3.74) as a Finalist for the Best Thesis Mckensie Award. For my electives, I took 3 Environmental Science classes because I am an advocate for sustainable design.

Aug 2010 - May 2011
 

North Dakota State University, Bachelors, Architecture

I graduate with honors (GPA 3.7) with a Bachelors in Environmental Design while I was working part time in Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering as an Undergrad Research Assistant doing experiments related to solar cells.

Aug 2006 - May 2010
 

Awards 

Finalist for the Best Thesis McKensie Award, 2nd Place

2011
 

International Junior/ Senior Scholarship, Scholarship

2009
 

International Junior/Senior Scholarship, Scholarship

2008
 

Golden Key Senior Scholarship, Scholarship

2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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