Patricia is a licensed architect with four years of professional experience. She has worked on a variety of different project types including higher education facilities, interior offices, and event space renovations. She is passionate about pursuing a holistic approach to design that integrates ecological aesthetics, sustainable techniques, and consideration for human well-being. She believes designers have an ethical responsibility to create healthy human habitats which exist in harmony with the surrounding natural context and encourage affinity with nature. These interests lead her to the DEA to pursue a Masters of Arts in Design with a concentration in Sustainable Design Studies. She hopes to study the relationship between exposure to the natural environment and environmental stewardship. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic University-San Luis Obispo in 2015.