I am really interested in historic preservation and sustainability. With AAP's help, I hope to learn more about these topics and implement what I have learned in the real world.
Why did you choose Cornell and AAP?
I first chose to look at Cornell because of its reputation in the fields of architecture and urban and regional planning. However, when I first stepped on campus, I realized it far surpasses the statistics you see on paper. Cornell provides opportunities that I would not have at other schools. Although we will be limited due to current circumstances, I still believe the global engagement aspect of Cornell will open up the door to a broader, more balanced look into the course of study.
What inspired you to join the field of city and regional planning?
I have always been interested in unique buildings. The history, culture, and people of both the individual building and the surrounding area provide an intriguing discussion and new perspectives. City and regional planning seem to be able to shed light on the bigger picture and my interests. Not only will I be able to learn about the past of the place of discussion, but I will also be able to study how to work with communities and advocate for what is best for the city, both the people and the structures.
What do you hope to accomplish during your time at AAP and after graduation?
I am really interested in historic preservation and sustainability. With AAP's help, I hope to learn more about these topics and implement what I have learned in the real world. I feel like it is extremely important to make changes to the standards of our cities. In order to do this, we need to learn from the past and be adaptive so that our communities will be able to stand against whatever is thrown at them.