I have been a lifelong environmentalist; having my first business, recycling, at the age of five, I canvassed my neighborhood educating my neighbors about the advantages and benefits of recycling, and in turn, living more sustainably and reducing their carbon footprint. While I was in middle school I helped develop the first S.A.V.E. (Students Against Violating the Environment) program at the high school. S.A.V.E. is now a nationwide extra-curricular high school program. During my time at CU I worked on two Solar Decathlon projects, both winning awards at the national level, one taking first place. Since graduating from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Environmental Design, I have worked primarily in residential architecture and construction.