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curriculum vitae

education Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | Troy, NY

School of Architecture Bachelor of Architecture / Psych. Minor Cumulative GPA : 3.66/4.00 August 2006 - May 2011 [expected]

Roosevelt High School | San Antonio, TX Summa Cum Laude / Valedictorian Cumulative GPA : 102.2/100 August 2002 - May 2006

Thesis Research

Easy Like Water : Re-coupling Culture and Nature in the Bangladeshi Sundarban Impact Zone

Study Abroad | New York, NY

Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology @ Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill |

IDP : 870 training hours

proficiency Computational Design

Rhinoceros 4.0, Grasshopper, Maya, AutoCAD, Revit, 3D Studio Max, Sketchup, V-Ray, MicroStation, Ecotect, WeatherTool,


Laser cutting, CNC Mill, Basic power tools, Vacuum form machine, 3D printing technologies, Model materials : chipboard, cardboard, Plexiglas, foamcore, wood, museum board, high-density foam, matboard, plaster, polyurethane, etc.


Illustrator CS4, InDesign CS4, Photoshop CS4, Dreamweaver CS4, Microsoft Office, Visual Basic 2010, Windows and Mac OSx


English, intermediate Spanish, beginner Italian

References & Portfolio

experience Garza Bomberger & Associates | San Antonio, TX

May 2006 - Present Architecture intern throughout summer and winter months working on all aspects of design from schematic design through construction documents. Projects include educational, residential, medical, and marketing/graphics.

Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center [EMPAC] | Troy, NY

August 2008 - January 2009, January 2011 - Present Box office staff member : daily ticket sales and various performances

Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology + SOM [case] | New York, NY Fall 2009 Assisted graduate student in researching sustainable technologies and emerging materials to inform design, specifically within active hydroponic phytoremediation systems and built form.

recognition RPI Dean’s List

Fall 2006 to Present - Maintained overall grade point average above 3.00 (3.67 cumulative)

Dean’s Advisory Council

School of Architecture - chosen to represent peers in bi-semester meetings with Dean Evan Douglis

American Institute of Architecture Students [AIAS] Elected co-President in 2009, historian in 2010 Member since 2006

Project Archives

Multiple design projects selected for archiving process within the School of Architecture

McKinney Contest 2009

Third place contest winner for undergraduate essay / drama submission entitled : “Demios & Cracius are dead...or are they?”

Will be forwarded upon request, supplemental material available on personal web site:


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