I am a designer, an architectural talent, and a photographer originally hailing from Southern California. Having a B. Arch from Cal Poly Pomona and MA in Interior Architecture from RISD, I have a solid educational foundation for joining the architectural industry, but my true passion lies on the unconventional and the unexplored side of design where mobile architecture meets mechanics, deployable tensile structures and art installation design.
During my undergraduate studies as well as afterwards I participated in several installation design efforts for the Coachella Music Festival, and co-curated the RISD Interior Architecture 2013 graduate show. When I am not at the drawing board, I enjoy photography, making and sending post cards, and ballet.
a l m project, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer
As a designer in a highly multidisciplinary small firm, my tasks vary from day to day. They include 3d modeling and rendering/visualization, presentations, product design, equipment and fixture manuals, concept drawings, design development, construction drawings, product + material research, and keeping the material/sample library organized project to project.
Aside from my design role, I also keep in close communication with consultants and vendors via phone and email.
Programs used: CAD, Rhino w/ Vray, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
OS used: Windows and Mac platforms
Electroland, Los Angeles, CA, US, Installation Assistant, Consultant
Assisted in Electroland's construction and fabrication of the "Aurora" project in El Segundo, California. Duties and responsibilities included, but were not limited to: driving materials and fabricated pieces to/from shops in the southland, detailed construction and physical fabrication, organizing and prepping parts for transport, and picking up hardware and materials for construction.
OSHA and aerial lift certified.
Providence Children's Museum, Providence, Admissions Desk Clerk, Gift Shop Assistant
Cashiering, organization, and assisting parents and children while at the museum gift shop. (work-study). While at the admissions desk, I was responsible for ticket and membership sales, phone inquiries, and not only helping visitors about their questions about the museum, but of the local area as well.
Bassenian Lagoni, Newport Beach, CA, US, Design Intern / Printstaff
Assist the design department and graphics department when deadlines need to be met, or when additional assistance is required. Work is both domestic and international (mainly China).
Also responsible for office print duties that are not limited to: printing design drawings/ CDs, shipping/delivering documents and sets, assisting designers with supplies and equipment, scanning images to our digital library.
Godiva Chocolatier, Brea, CA, US, Corporate Specialist, Sales Associate
Specialized in large and/or specialized orders from businesses and customers alike. Would contact them bi-annually to offer them volume discounts and seasonal discounts to ensure quality customer care. Also specialized in product display changes and overall store visuals. As a sales associate, duties were, but not limited to, cashiering, inventory, cleaning, and making chocolate dipped goods.
Self-Employed Tutor, Anaheim Hills, CA, US, Intermediate Spanish Tutor
I was a private Spanish language tutor for two students at a local high school whose parents contacted me about helping their children improve their grade in their junior level intermediate Spanish course. We would have sessions 1-2 times a week at the local library for 1-2 hours each, helping them with their questions and concerns, assignments and homework. I would supply them with additional material as necessary for further explanation and reference.
PSSI, Inc., Glendale, CA, US, Draftsman
Drew up plans and elevations on AutoCad of ATM rooms, islands, and drive ups to show existing conditions and new conditions for the replacement of old ATMs with new ATMs nationwide for Wachnovia's new ownership under Wells Fargo.
Enter-Arc, Inc., Santa Ana, CA, US, Design Intern
Worked on various projects ranging from residential to commericial: Villagio developement in Louisiana that included SFDs and a bank in the shopping center; Ecoresort homes in Baja California; drawing pre-existing conditions for retail spaces; expanding the CAD library for window, door, and railing details.
City of Orange, Orange, CA, US, Intern
Researched houses within Old Towne Orange where I had to use past meeting minutes to determine additions, renovations, demolitions, and other requests from homeowners and business owners within the historical district. The final product was to be logged into a GIS program for public use in the near future for research and other purposes.
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Masters, Interior Architecture
One-year accelerated program for the M.A. in Interior Architecture with a concentration in Adaptive Reuse. The academic year began with the summer semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark with study tours in Sweden, Finland, and western Denmark.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, BArch, Architecture
My projects tended to focus a lot on organic, textile, or/and mobile/deployable design. Participated twice in Design Village Competition (2006, 2007). Studied aboard for a full academic year in Florence, Italy (2007-08). Also exhibited an architectural installation as an artist group with the architectural robotics class at the Coachella Arts and Music Festival (2009, and 2010 as alumna).
RISD Fellowship Award, Award
DIS Scholarship, Scholarship
For the first semester of my M.A. studies through RISD, it had to be completed at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. This award was based on financial need.
RISD President's Award, Nomination
Certificate de Concourse for Senior Thesis Project, Award
A certificate awarded to excellence in design for the senior thesis project for 5th year architecture students.
AIA LA 1:2 Competition, Honorable Mention
An 8-hour competition held in downtown LA.
Hunt Memorial Travel Scholarship, Scholarship