I recently graduated of the University of North Texas and am pursuing Interior Design as a second career after 14 years in healthcare supply chain and IT consulting. I balanced this education along with my responsibilities to my family, marathon training, and volunteer activities.
During my classes, I developed a passion for green and sustainable design that drove me to pursue LEED Green Associate certification, which I received in January of 2012. I also recently taught myself Revit and received exceptional reviews for my senior projects using it. Additionally, I have special interests in 3D rendering and modeling as I have a technology background and found I have a talent for this area. I also have a significant interest in health care design that stems from my previous work experience, so my final capstone project was designing parts of a rehabilitation hospital. It was well received, and I was named the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Interior Design for 2012.
Last summer, I interned at idGROUP in Dallas, and I look forward to bringing emerging, sustainable design principles into commercial spaces in my new career.