Why did you choose this field?
I was always interested in construction growing up and how things go together. My mom had suggested architecture to me while I was in high school, and after going to Iowa State, I knew it was the right choice for me. Architecture always kept my interest with the wide range of technical and artistic skills it takes to accomplish a great project. The importance of a great education has always interested me, so educational planning for our K12 clients has been a great way to combine my skill set and interests.
What is your favorite way to give back?
Along with volunteering in my local community, Mission trips to Haiti has to be one of my favorites. My grandpa has been going to Haiti since the ’80’s and has literally helped build a great Christian-based outpost in Port-au-Prince. It has been great to go help the people of Haiti and continue what he started.