I am a candidate in the Doctor of Design program at Florida International University (FIU). I hold a Master of Emergent Technologies and Design (EmTech) from the Architectural Association (AA) in London (2010) and a Bachelor of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles (2006). I have a wide range of teaching experience in fields that include computational design, material systems, sustainable design, and digital fabrication. I have worked as a designer in renowned international firms, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) in Los Angeles, Glavovic Studio in Miami and Sinam Consulting in Tehran
.My research interest lies in data-driven generative computation design and integration of biomimetic approaches with material systems. My most recent research project, “a data-driven approach to hybrid landscape infrastructure”, is inspired by the inherent code to be found in nature and informed by environmental data for developing resilient coastlines. This research has been funded by a fellowship from the Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) at FIU, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).