Diversity Advancement Scholarship
“It is really important to me to realize our impact on the world and look to connect our system and the natural systems that already exist and create new works that don’t harm environment and in turn, ourselves.”
I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and attended Chicago public school for my entire educational career. I am a first generation immigrant on my father’s side and second on my mother’s. My interests have varied and changed as I’ve grown up, but I’ve always been really interested in the visual arts, whatever form that may be. I’ve taken studio classes in high school for all four years and before those were available to me I took summer camps and experimented in my own home. In addition to the arts I’ve always been a fairly active individual, playing varsity sports for all fours year of high school and everything I could in elementary school. While I don’t plan on playing D1 sports in college I am still interested in keeping active and playing pickup soccer games for fun. I am very invested in my city and everything that goes on in it. For the last two summers I’ve taken a summer course at UIC for their architecture program, and recently, from the fall through spring, I participated in the ACE Mentorship Chicago which is an interdisciplinary weekly course that helped me get in contact with working individuals from the architecture, constructions and engineering field. to work on a design competition. The one criteria I had for my college experience was that I had to live in a city. I didn’t want the small college town type of experience because I want to explore. I love the art that cities bring and the type of community that you can’t find anywhere else. I am really interested in landscape architecture and environmental sciences. It is really important to me to realize our impact on the world and look to connect our system and the natural systems that already exist and create new works that don’t harm environment and in turn, ourselves. I will be attending the College of Media, Art, and Design and pursuing a M.Arch at Northeastern University in the fall and while it is definitely nerve wracking moving from Chicago to Boston, it’s something I am really looking forward to with an open mind.