I became interested in architecture when I was four, spending hours creating plans of houses, amusement parks, and anything else I could think of. I became interested in urban planning at age ten and began to create maps of my own cities. My love of the transportation systems which allow cities to thrive began when I rode the CATABus as a toddler around my hometown of State College, PA.
I love to go outside during my free time. I have canoed in the Florida Everglades and backpacked the 272 mile Long Trail in Vermont and in Canyonlands National Park—the latter the most desolate place in the lower 48 states. My love of the environment has led me to help conserve it through my career.
I graduated from Penn State University as a Schreyer Honors Scholar with concurrent degrees in Architecture and Community, Environment, and Development. I intend to pursue a career which improves urban landscapes and alternative transportation to give each urban inhabitant access to everything their city has to offer.