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Alexandra Mei 650 . 430 . 8862 alexandrasymei@gmail.com www.alexandra-mei.com

Education

Leadership Experience

Harvard Graduate School of Design Class of 2017 Master of Landscape Architecture I AP Candidate

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Research Assistant January 2015 —Present | St. Louis, MO Assisting professor Elisa Kim with design projects involving social and environmental investigations.

Washington University in St. Louis Class of 2015, Summa Cum Laude Bachelor of Design in Architecture Double Minor in Communication Design, Writing Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts WashU Semester Abroad Program 2014 | Florence, Italy

Professional Experience

Coupa Cafe Server Summer 2015 | Palo Alto, CA Worked in a local Venezuelan cafe, gaining customer service and food preparation experience. Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts College Prep Research Assistant January —April 2015 | St. Louis, MO Supported the curriculum development for a Design Thinking course within WashU’s College Prep summer program for St. Louis first-generation college students. LeadDog Marketing Group Environmental Creative Intern Summer 2014 | New York, NY Part of creative team designing for brand events in architecture and graphic design. Created renderings of clients’ events, including product display, wayfinding and program. Gensler Marketing Design Intern Summer 2013 | Seattle, WA Collaborated with marketing team to design booklets for the firm’s practice areas. Assisted designers with RFQ proposals and presentations. Academy of American Dance Principal Dancer and Ballet Teacher 2007 —2011, 2015 | Redwood City, CA

Skills | Interests Proficient in Adobe Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign | Rhino | SketchUp | Model Building | Drawing | Ballet | Contemporary Dance | Writing | Traveling Experienced in AutoCAD | Lasercutting | V-Ray |Mandarin Chinese

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Teacher’s Assistant for Arch 111 August —December 2014 | St. Louis, MO Nominated by faculty to advise freshman architecture students in design studio, working with professor Igor Marjanovic. Design for America at WashU Co-Founder 2013 —2015 | St. Louis, MO Founded and led DFA studio at WashU, which uses human-centered design to solve issues in the local community. Also organized a panel discussion on the Ethics of Human Centered Design in February. Women in Architecture Symposium 2013 —November 2014 | St. Louis, MO Leading member of organizing committee for a public, weekend-long symposium at WashU centered around issues of gender and equality in the field of architecture. WashU Center for the Humanities Student Designer 2011 —2013 | St. Louis, MO Managed Center’s website and designed schoolwide publications. Slaughter Project 2012 —2015 | St. Louis, MO Dancer and performer in contemporary ballet company led by Cecil Slaughter. Washington University Dance Theater 2011 — 2014 | St. Louis, MO Dancer in annual showcase, selected for solos in Alvin Ailey Residency 2012 and Kameron Saunders Residency 2014.

Honors | Awards Dean’s Merit Scholarship 2015 | Harvard Graduate School of Design Dean's List 2011 —2015 | Washington University in St. Louis Joseph D. Murphy & Philip Richardson Shepley Scholarship 2013-2015 | Washington University in St. Louis

Alexandra Mei, Resume  
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