How long have you been at SCB?
How did you end up at SCB?
When I finished my Peace Corps service in Ghana, I was looking to shift into a career that was architecture-adjacent. By reaching out to my network, I learned that SCB was hiring in their interiors studio. Not as dramatic of a shift from architecture as I was anticipating, but interiors has definitely opened my eyes to a whole new world in the design field.
What initially attracted you to study design or pursue a career in design?
A conversation with my high school literature teacher. She saw my love for art, science, planning events, and leading people, so she suggested that I look into studying architecture. My desire and drive was also fueled by having a role model (my mother) who can look at anything, say she can make it, and then does it better.
What is the best thing about working at SCB?
My higher education team and the SCB community. I continue to be inspired by the people here. I genuinely enjoy spending time with the people I’ve met, and we continue to build our relationships outside of work. But also the snacks. Let’s be real. It’s a grazer’s dream and a dieter’s nightmare.
What’s the best professional advice you’ve ever received?
The architecture and design community is smaller than you may think. Never burn any bridges.