In an increasingly globalized world, I view international travel as essential to the well versed designer. I was fortunate enough to spend the 08/09 school year abroad from Penn State traveling, studying and conducting thesis research in several countries and cities around the world. That thesis can be read in full on the honors thesis page of this website. It was an incredibly awaking journey in many ways.
Upon graduation, I was able to secure two internships. The first in Beijing, China with EcoLand Planning and Design and the second in Rome, Italy with Luca Peralta Studio. These experiences added greatly to my international view of holistic spatial design. The knowledge gained through these internships, adventures and travels is a large part of who I am as a designer.