2022 Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship
Cornell University (M.Arch)
University of Colorado Denver (B.S. in Architecture)
Jada grew up in Denver, Colorado, and had a passion for design from a young age. They pursued architectural projects and model making in high school, and graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with their Bachelor of Science in architecture in 2021. They have acted as a historian for the University of Colorado Denver National Organization of Minority Architecture Students and as a volunteer for Architexx, a feminist architecture collective. Jada is now pursuing their Master’s in Architecture at Cornell University, where they serve on the Diversity and Inclusion Council. They plan to utilize their background to become an architect who considers an array of different, often underrepresented, perspectives, and represents communal values in an accessible form.