What is something that would surprise people to know about you?
I am a numismatist, which means I collect coins and currency. I love the window you get into the culture by what they put on their money.
Why did you choose this field?
When I was young, I loved drawing and building things – and always had to read the manuals on how things worked. This, paired with a trip to New York City when I was 13, excited me about the possibility of designing and building spaces where people work, live and play.