EXPERIENCE


Design Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab: RISD 
(‘12- present) 

Lead Research Assistant 
Produce and disseminate research on culture and international development
Coordinate research assistants, media content, and coursework in travel studio in Sri Lanka

 

Solar Decathlon Summer Internship (summer ‘13)

Architecture Intern
Developed a set of design drawings including structure, equipment, materials, and construction details
Served on Communications Committee and created graphical and written content to promote the project and the team
Team leader: maintained international team communication


Sweitzer & Associates: Houston, Tx (Jan–Aug ‘11)

Landscape Architecture designer
Drafted site details, construction documents planting 
layouts, and site work plans
Generated plant counts, material schedules, cost 
estimates, bid forms and bid results
Created renderings of site plans and elevations using Photoshop 


Westfourth Architecture: Bucharest, Romania ( summer ‘10)

Architecture Intern
Designed and drafted three apartment units for a 6th floor addition using AutoCad
Composed urban photo montages to exhibit to the
Historical Society of Bucharest

 

EDUCATION

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Ri
Master of Architecture 
Expected to graduate in May ‘14

Texas A&M University, College Station, Tx (06–‘10)
Bachelor of Environmental Design 
Study Abroad, Barcelona, Spain (Spring 09)
Graduated Cum Laude with 3.52 GPA


AWARDS
Providence LINK 195 Commission Installation (fall ‘14)
RISD Graduate Studies Research Grant (summer ‘14)
Combined Graduate Fellowship & Assistantship at RISD
Solar Decathlon Travel award (spring ‘13)
Widder Foundation financial award to study in Oaxaca, Mexico (Jan ‘13)
Summer Travel Research Grant from RISD (summer ‘12)
Texas A&M Undergraduate Merit scholarship (spring ‘09)


SKILLS

Computer: AutoCad, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Indesign, Rhino, Revit, Sketchup, GIS, Microsoft Office, Ecotech 
Other: fluent in English and Russian, sketching, painting, writing, modeling, sewing, silkscreen printing, wood-shop, research grant writing

WORKSHOPS

Solar Decathlon Workshop, Germany (Mar ‘13) | Workshop and charette with Columbia University’s college of Sustainable Development (Feb ‘13)  | Adobe Construction for Women, Mexico (Feb ‘13) | Assisted jewelry design workshop with women in need, Calcutta India (Jul ‘12) | Harvard Rammed Earth Construction with Anna Heringer (Feb ‘12)