The faculty and staff at the university are not only very welcoming and approachable, but they also go above and beyond to offer students the best level of education possible.
São Paulo, Brazil
Expected Graduation Date
Academic Areas of Interest
Social Justice, Sustainability, Intersectionality
Hobbies or interests outside of academia
Traveling, Graphic design, Photography
Why did you choose Taubman College as the right program for you?
I chose Taubman College when I first learned about the structure of the BS program and all of the resources the school provides that allow students to gain knowledge and experience with unique technology that will set them apart from other students.
What is special or excites you about the Taubman community?
The faculty and staff at the university are not only very welcoming and approachable, but they also go above and beyond to offer students the best level of education possible. These efforts show when I first started my undergraduate studio (UG1), and I believe I will take these lessons with me for the rest of my career.
If applicable, tell us about studio culture – what is inspiring or innovative or unique?
Every single student in studio has a passion for architecture, and because of that, I notice we all end up encouraging and supporting each other to do our best. Some might say that in an architecture studio the environment can become very competitive, but I only see that kind of competition between a student and their own need for self-improvement.
Describe your experience with faculty and professional staff during your time at Taubman?
Every single professor has a different approach to teaching – and architecture itself – and while being in studio you will get the chance to learn not just from your professor but also from other studio’s professors. It has been an extremely rewarding experience to get to listen to my professors speak with such extensive knowledge about the topic being discussed.
How has Taubman’s career and professional development support prepared you for a successful career in your chosen field?
I have been in close contact with the Career and Professional Development team since taking a leadership position in a student organization and I can say that they provide an endless amount of resources for students to take advantage of: from presentations about career preparation to alumni chats and career fairs, if you utilize all of the resources they provide you, you will have your career plans set until after you graduate.
What benefits have you experienced being part of the University of Michigan?
There are so many things going on outside of the classroom that you get to be a part of just for being a student. The lectures and guest speakers that visit the university are a big one, but also all of the support the university offers with career preparation and so many other things outside class make a huge difference in your personal growth.
What do you like most about being part of the Ann Arbor community?
I feel lucky that I get to be a part of this amazing community of people. There are so many different people with different interests that you will already learn and grow so much just by being in this environment daily.
What advice would you give prospective students as they consider Taubman College?
I would say to research the work the students have done either on Taubman’s Instagram or their website. It was very inspiring to me to see the work students have done in the past, and it still is to this day. If you are able to do it, I would also try to visit the building in person and just walk around the studio and get a sense of the culture.
What are your plans after graduation?
I plan to gain more experience in the architecture field and take a couple of years to work at a firm. After that, I would like to attend graduate school and become a licensed architect. My ultimate goal would be to become an architecture professor, but Rome wasn’t built in a day!
Additional advice or thoughts you’d like to share with prospective students?
Attend the portfolio workshop for applicants if you can. I believe that event really improved my application! Good luck, and go blue!