Hello! Join me as I share my long journey to architecture with you:
Like many of those who pursued a design career, I knew I wanted to study something creative.
Since architecture was not offered at my undergraduate, I came in as a civil engineering major. My 17 year old self thought this would be the next best thing. After completing a general Introduction to Engineering course, I found myself in an Electrical Engineering course and a Computer Science course. I immensely enjoyed tinkering with circuits and seeing the immediate results of programming. I ended up choosing Information Technology because it was a broad field that allowed me to experience graphic design, information assurance and security, and programming and databases. I knew that I also wanted to work for myself so I completed a Minor in Business Administration.
During undergrad, I worked as a computer lab aide in an after school program for elementary school children. It was an excellent opportunity to teach young children the fundamentals of programming and computer science in a fun and engaging way. I then worked in a help desk for an organization of 300 people. I found that I love helping people and solving problems.
After graduation, I became a technology and management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. As a government contractor I worked for civil and military clients. It was a great opportunity to