Born and raised just outside of Detroit, MI, I spent my formative years traversing and exploring as much of the midwest as I could. Michigan has more coastline than any state except for Alaska and I grew up an avid sailor, racing competitively in college. After receiving my B.S. Arch. from the University of Michigan, I moved to New York to work for Deborah Berke & Partners Architecture, a midsize firm with a reputation for clean, thoughtful designs. I have also spent time working for firms in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Much of my work at the Graduate School of Design has focused on the intersection of Architecture and Urban Planning and I am very interested in the ways policy decisions shape urban space. I also work in the woodshop and fabrication lab at the GSD and I enjoy making things with my hands. In my limited free time I find myself playing soccer, biking, practicing piano, eating and singing.