While traditional majors like engineering and architecture are popular and offered at most universities, Urban Technology offers a fresh approach to solving 21st-century problems.
Dayton, OH, United States
Current City / Current Country
Indian Harbour Beach, FL
Why did you choose Taubman College’s new program in Urban Technology?
While traditional majors like engineering and architecture are popular and offered at most universities, Urban Technology offers a fresh approach to solving 21st-century problems. It is a perfect balance of all my interests and I appreciate the immersive experiences offered. I also like that it is a cohort of students where we all work together to make the world better.
What excites you about urban technology as a field?
It brings more tools to solve urban issues. It’s often not practical or affordable to change cities with bricks-and-mortar solutions. You sometimes need creative solutions that take advantage of the latest technology. I’m excited to discover these technologies at U-M.
What is your favorite city and why?
Cincinnati. Although not anyone’s first choice, Cincy has large potential to be the next major city. The architecture in Over-The-Rhine is beautiful and the expansion of mass transit in recent years with the opening of the streetcar is exciting. The location of the city is also crucial. It is the perfect-sized city.
The new Urban Technology program is unique, with first-year students beginning classes in January. How are you spending your time this fall?
I was able to take advantage of the gap semester and be the youngest intern ever in my local congressman’s Washington, DC office. This put me in the middle of a great city to gain firsthand experience.
What are you most looking forward to at Michigan?
I am looking forward to meeting interesting people from around the world and learning from their perspectives. Living in Ann Arbor (A bustling college town) is exciting because we are located in a city on the rise in a state on the decline.