I enjoy being in a field where I can see the impact of our work on a community; this is especially gratifying when working to create learning environments. With interior design, I help express a concept within a building, both functionally and aesthetically. People experience the materials and finishes in a space immediately upon entering, and the choices we make impact the overall feel of a building. To make sure we give the client their ideal result, I emphasize open communication and collaboration throughout the entire project and beyond. Outside of interior design, I like to spend time with my family outdoors hiking, biking, or traveling to a new destination.