I'm an architect in the Bay Area. I'm an associate at David Baker Architects, an award-winning Bay Area architecture firm, where I designs award-winning projects, organize weekly design charrettes, and generally stir up trouble, Prior to joining the DBA team in 2014, I worked in Chicago with UrbanWorks.
I'm a Steering Committee member at the Emerging Leaders Peer Network (ELPN), an organization that supports upcoming leaders in the affordable housing industry.
Recently, I've been doing a lot of public speaking, including "Mixed-Use Design Strategies" at the 2018 Housing California and AIA Next Conferences, and "Fire 101," a professional development training for ELPN. I also occasionally am invited to jury reviews for some of the local architecture schools. I must not be traumatizing the students too badly, because they keep inviting me back.
I live in Downtown Oakland with my husband David, who always reminds me to be honest and organized. We spend our free time working on the condo, aka. "the celestial palace," practicing mandarin, and reading each other tidbits from the Economist and Harry Potter.
Previously, I was a volunteer editor for SOILED magazine, a scrappy architectural periodical based in Chicago. I made numerous excursions outside the field of architecture, including graphic design, assembling theater sets, building homes with Habitat for Humanity, and improving crop quality at agricultural research labs and fields. I know a great deal of unnecessary biology trivia and everything there is to know about wheat.