Caitlyn Ponder

Caitlyn Ponder

Denver, CO, US



I graduated from the University of Kansas with a Masters degree in Architecture in 2011. While working part-time and participating in MASP, I earned a 3.2 GPA as an undergraduate and a 4.0 GPA as a graduate student. What inspires me about architecture is the depth of creativity and the insight of visions. While in school I was presented with a variety of projects and scopes of architecture and as my exposure grew, so too did my appetite to learn more.

The project that most resonated with myself was our study abroad project in which we had to examine a city in Malaysia and determine through architecture what the city needed. Where some might have gone grand, I sought to pull from the very context of the city and connect my design through key cultural aspects. I am a hard working individual that is willing to put in the long hours to make sure that the job gets done. Through my part time experience I have gained insight into understanding what a customer wants and how to explain otherwise if unavailable. I love learning and am always willing to try new things or accept new opinions.

I am convinced that I would be a valuable talent to any company team and would welcome the opportunity to discuss a position in more detail. Currently I am working two jobs, one at Target and the other at Best Buy, and will be able to be reached at  I am also on LinkedIn at


Best Buy, Aurora, CO, US, Asset Protection

Deterring theft and promoting safety within the store are two main priorities of AP, as well as monitoring cameras and checking receipts to lower shrink.

Dec 2011 - current

Target, Aurora, CO, US, GSA

I am an assistant manager at the front of the store. I balance the guest needs against the requirements of break schedules concerning cashiers, guest service, starbucks cafe and our food counter, as well as handle any concerns or issues guest might encounter while checking out or returning items.

Jul 2011 - current

Quality Inn, Lawrence, KS, US, Front Desk

Front desk attendants managing the customers' complaints and concerns, while coordinating with housekeeping and maintenance in order to keep the hotel clean and running smoothly. By checking guests in and out, we are the face of the company.

Aug 2008 - May 2011


The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US, MArch, Architecture

An accelerated program that completed a Masters degree within five years, covering everything from programming, urban design, materiality, international design, and varying levels of building design.

Aug 2006 - May 2011

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