Where did you complete your undergraduate degree?

Bard College

What played into your decision to get a graduate engineering degree?

During my undergraduate career, I was able to pair two rather different areas of study with studio art and physics. I found a balance between the creative and the scientific aspects of myself and learning in general. Entering into my master's education, I knew that I could be more specific in developing the skills I learned through that experience in a more specific and purposeful manner. The master's of construction management program offers a realistic lens that informs my architecture projects and more aptly prepares me for a profession in the built environment.

Why did you pick WashU?

Coming from the East Coast, I know that WashU has a reputation that reaches beyond the Midwest. It lives up to its reputation with the amount of resources it offers in every aspect of education, ranging from the professors themselves to the facilities in which we study.

What was your favorite course and why?

Fundamentals of Construction Management has been one of my favorite classes. Even without Steve Bannes (who is the heart and soul of the MCM program), the course offers an overview of what construction management is and how we can apply its principles to the way we work.

Who is your favorite instructor and why?

In the School of Engineering, my favorite professor has been Steve Bannes. I think that through his work in the profession, he gained a real appreciation for what architects do. Through that experience, he has been able to help me and my fellow classmates learn exactly what we need to know in a fun way!

What advice would you give to a new student?

Take Fundamentals of Construction Management. The rest of the advice I would give can be learned in that class.

What is your favorite thing about St. Louis?

My favorite thing about St. Louis is its status as a hidden gem. I've lived in St. Louis and I've never run out of things to do, and my friends in New York don't believe me. Also, the food, of course.

Do you have any work history? If yes, please describe.

I worked all through high school and college, but the most applicable work experience was my recent architecture internship with Gray Design Group in St. Louis.

What are your plans for the future?

First, I need to graduate from the M.Arch/MCM program! After that, I hope to obtain a position that allows me to utilize the skills I have gained in both programs simultaneously.