Please Jenny, tell us a little bit about your background. (where you grew up, hobbies, where you went/go to school…)
I am 20 years old and am a third-year undergrad student at Northeastern University pursuing a combined degree in Architecture and Design. I grew up in Marblehead, MA, not far from Boston, and I love to travel, dance, explore new towns and cities, and bake. The next countries I hope to visit are Thailand and Peru.
What made you want to study architecture and design?
From a very young age, I have been very interested in drawing, building, and creating. My passion for design started with Lego blocks at age 5, then drawing houses and plan diagrams at age 10, and then designing my family’s basement at 14. Studio art, physics, and calculus were my favorite classes in high school, so I knew I wanted to pursue a design-oriented major in university. After I attended a four-week architecture summer program with the Boston Architectural College in 2018, I knew architecture and design was right for me.
What do you hope to gain from interning with WBA?
As I am working more on the Marketing side of this firm, I hope to develop and improve my graphic design skills and my knowledge of the Adobe applications. I also hope to learn more about how to use social media in the most beneficial way to help the firm grow and expand its platforms.
Why did you choose to work at WBA?
I am working at WBA for my first co-op at Northeastern, and I feel so grateful to have the opportunity to work with such talented designers and architects. After only a couple meetings through Zoom before I started working, the sense I got of a positive office environment and uplifting atmosphere really drew me to WBA. Since I started working and have been coming into the office, my expectations have only been exceeded.
What has been your favorite moment at WBA so far?
One of my favorite moments at WBA so far was the office zoom party for the 24th Anniversary of the firm. It was really enjoyable and so nice to see everyone and begin to put faces with the names I had been hearing in the office. All the employees are so welcoming and I have instantly felt comfortable and happy being at WBA.