Do you have any passion projects outside of work? If so, can you tell us more?
I am currently pursuing my architectural license and sadly have not been able to nurture my hobbies. My goal is to get my license, which in the industry, only 2% of licensed architects are African Americans. After that, I will hopefully be able to pursue projects I’ve dreamt of, like painting, starting a blog, or even a podcast if time permits. But for now, I stay sane with yoga and water color painting when I’m not studying.
Who inspires you today?
I find inspiration in my late grandmother, Ma Maw. I find myself not only very proud of how far our family has come, despite her going to a segregated school in Tennessee. But I am also inspired by how patient she was in her lifetime. To endure not only the hardships of her time racially, but the hardships of family as well. She has dealt with situations that I would have never had the patience for. I really try to strive to have that peace and love dwelling in my own heart.