What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? My greatest professional achievement would be graduating with my masters in Architecture from Roger Williams University this past spring and getting my first full-time job at TSKP Studio. In getting my degree and starting work, I am one step closer to improving the quality of life for those whose built environment is no longer serving them.
When you’re not busy, what is your go to book or podcast to help you unwind? I enjoy a wide range of podcasts, but one of my favorites is This American Life. This podcast takes a single topic gives you multiple stories that relate to it, but many are an unexpected take. It really allows you to open your mind to more that is out there.
Starting out in the construction business, who or what empowered you? My desire to join the construction business came from my sister, who is disabled, and seeing how the built environment was not designed for her or others like her. However, whenever she was in a better designed space she was automatically more comfortable and more able to perform at her best. My goal is to help others do the same and create spaces that everyone can be comfortable in.
Within your firm, who has helped you succeed within the industry? How have they helped you? My project managers have helped me succeed the most thus far, by teaching me more in-depth construction and technical skills that better communicate how a project should be illustrated and how to do it in a timely manner.
What tips or advice would you offer to other women who are considering entering the construction industry? If you like what your doing, stick with it and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t.