After finishing highschool my professional path led me to embark on a journey in becoming an architect. I was lucky enough to attend one of Canada’s greatest design institutions, the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. This path gave me a breadth of experiences that would change me forever.
I was able to work in various high profile design firms, both in North America, (Toronto and Boston) and in Europe (Paris, France). The path to becoming an architect is taxing, inspiring and requires significant sacrifice. My creative drive was mostly satisfied. I got to understand how culture is formed, both academically and in praxis.
My interest in architecture came from a yearning to create and make the world better. As I began to work in the field, it became increasingly clear that my efforts, albeit strong, were difficult to combat greater systemic issues. So I began to consider how I may research these ideas in my graduate thesis.