- Greenville, South Carolina US
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I would like to work with communities to better their quality of living. I am interested in working with people to find what best suits their society to create a vernacular infrastructure that offers the most functional and usable neighborhood in which to live. I want to go beyond creating space based on global societal norms and create a sense of place in which the people see themselves in their local structure. This can be achieved not only through the physical representation of their surroundings but also through the economic and political surroundings of their local environment.
My ideal job would be one where I can fuse the physical environment with the culture of the people to create an engaging neighborhood where people are physically, emotionally, and mentally equipped. I would like to use my place knowledge from landscape architecture to further my participation and involvement in public affairs and international development.
Mailings, database input, telephoning, assembling informational packets, organizing paperwork, photocopying and collating, creating documents
While my work consisted of intern/secretarial nature, by participating in fundraisers and working with local directors, I received information on the nature and workings of non profit organizations, specifically those related to health and the medical field.
Member of Alpha Rho Chi
National Professional Fraternity for Architecture and the Allied Arts
Member since 2010
Secretary Spring 2013
Planning and participating in professional fraternity and community events, attending weekly meetings and workshops
Big Event participant 2010-2013
Urban Public Issues
Urban Policy and Planning
Global Environmental Issues
Social and Cultural Landscapes
Urbanization and Development
People, Community, Place
Urban Design Studio
Scandinavian Design & Architecture: History, Theory, and Practice
While living in Copenhagen, I studied the structure and functionality of the city based on its cultural context, history, influences, and actors involved in forming it. Copenhagen succeeds in creating a city in which Danish culture presides, rather than a generic formula for cities. Authorities are willing to test out new strategies in infrastructure to better the functionality of the city. Furthermore, the city protects and improves on its successful bicycle culture while also experimenting with usability programs from external influences (like the rise of outdoor cafe seating in this very northern city).
I extensively traveled through Denmark, Sweden, and Finland giving me an understanding of all three cultures. I experienced first hand the capitals of Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Helsinki, studying how they compare to each other as well as how they each function for the people in which they serve.