Where are you from?
I was born and raised in the beautiful Miami, Florida.
Tell me a little about what school you go to and what you are studying.
I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Florida International University in 2010 and am now excited to be graduating from Clemson University (South Carolina) this May with a Master’s Degree in Architecture.
What are your plans after graduation?
I plan on moving back to Miami to pursue my career as a successful Architect. Miami is the perfect place to be; it was this city that has made me fall in love with architecture, design and fashion.
Who inspires your fashion sense?
I’d have to say Kate Middleton. She dresses appropriately for any occasion … and is just flawless. I love that she has created her own style and that every girl who sees her as a fashion icon can put their outfits together to dress just like her. Not to mention, her confidence makes her look extra spectacular no matter what outfit she wears.
Describe your sense of style to me.
My friends often say, “that’s such a Katrina outfit.” I love bright and trendy colors. I always like to have a pop of color no matter what I wear, even if it’s just an accessory or some lipstick. Being stylish does not mean your bank account has to suffer; it’s all about how you put your outfit together and accessorize.
What is your one must have item in your closet?
Wedges! Wedges make you look long and lean without trying too hard. These shoes give you the option of making your outfit dressy or casual; and the best part is... they are comfortable!
Whas been your favorite college memory?
My favorite college memory has to be when I won Homecoming Queen in 2009 at Florida International University. I had so much support from my family, friends and sorority sisters. It was great to network and get to know so many people. It was such a proud moment and was honored to represent such a wonderful university.
What do you think is the most challenging part of being a college student?
Balance. Balancing studying, having a social life and keeping in touch with family are extremely tough. I’ve learned to prioritize and to take things one day at a time; my true family and friends will always be there to support me no matter what. Becoming an Architect has always been a dream of mine, and going away to graduate school was a sacrifice itself, but one of the best choices I’ve ever made.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Isee myself being a successful Architect and happily married. I do want a family of my own and hope to one day be as happy as my parents are.
What advice would you give to young girls that want to follow in your footsteps?
You can honestly do anything you set your mind to! If I hadn’t challenged myself, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
Leave us with your favorite Quote.
“Always look your best; you never know when you’re going to meet your future husband” – my mom