Outside of architecture, I have an interest in understanding the complexity of the human condition. My fascination with individual differences in behavior, interests, and personality has inspired me to study and explore how the forces of biology, psychology, and society influence the diversity of human beings. This interest has led me into the scientific study of sex and gender, specifically how the differences and similarities between men and women manifest themselves in society. In the realm of sex and gender, I hold a particular interest in exploring the origins of contemporary gender theory inside the framework of postmodernism.
I enjoy many hobbies, such as traveling, reading, music, and playing the drums. I especially enjoy spending time with friends and helping others. I am also a 1st Dan black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I remained active in the martial art for thirteen years and taught younger ranks with my fellow black belts.
4th year architecture student and active in Honors College. This typically includes five to six years of academic preparation followed by a three-year internship period and culminating in a rigorous state licensing examination. Licensure ensures that aspiring architects are capable of protecting the public's health, safety and welfare.
I served as an officer and member in the National Honor Society. I participated on the Tech Team involving information services for the school, and completed many AP and concurrent courses.
Service and Work Experience
Architecture Teaching Assistant - Duties include assisting with grading exams and some brief written content, and research for course development, covering a bit of China and Korea, but the bulk of the course is focused on Japan.
History and Theory of Skyscrapers
Architecture Teaching Assistant - Duties included assisting with grading exams and some brief written content, and research, covering the history and theory of the development of the skyscraper in the USA from the late 19th century to the present.
I spent five weeks in Asia (Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo) learning how the diversity of sociocultural values manifest themselves in the traditional architecture. This experience afforded me with not just a greater perspective on the history of these cultures, but a logic and method for continuing the values of Confucian harmony and well-being in present-day designs.
This experience was the immersion into another mode of living in Washington, DC and New York, NY - in many instances, learning to "fend for myself" in the process of navigating public transportation systems, negotiating crowded sidewalks, and bargaining with street vendors. And in the midst of doing all this, remembering that I was a budding architect seeking to examine the architectural form, character, and human interaction taking place in this urban environment. My journal became my most valued tool, as I was expected to be able to graphically analyze and document my experience comprehensively.
Summer Intern - Duties included assisting with active projects, and research.