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Interior Design Education

University of massachusetts, Amherst

Master of Science in Design (Research Option)   |  College of Humanities and Fine Arts  |  Art Department

Thesis: The Role of Facility Management Concepts in Interior Design

Graduate school opened doors to new possibilities. UMass Housing Services employed me part-time as Interior Design Coordinator. Hiring and supervising interior design students from the Art Department's Interior Design Program, together we developed drawings and specifications for residence hall renovation projects. One summer, I worked in New York City at Citicorp Center with Citibank's Facilities Management Group, Citibank Private Banking + Investment. While there, I assisted in-house facilities designers with coordination of renovations and moves, and submitted research comparing open office systems (Herman Miller, Knoll, Sunar Hauserman) for design, application and cost with their current Steelcase standard.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Bachelor of Science, Interior Design  |  College of Home Economics  |  Department of Crafts, Interior Design, and Housing

Graduated Magna Cum Laude (High Honors)

Recipient Akima Club Scholarship for Academic Standing and Design Ability

Member Omicron Nu and Gamma Beta Phi Honor Societies