I graduated from SPU in 2007 with my bachelor of arts in Interior Design. I know, without a doubt, that SPU played a huge role in my success as an interior designer. The technical knowledge and the skillsets the program provided gave me an edge in the market and allowed me to pursue positions and internships that most design students my age probably weren’t going after.
The FCS Department at SPU connected me with an internship opportunity in Bellevue working for a high-end residential kitchen and bath design firm. I started my internship in February 2007 and in April of 2007 was offered a full-time position as a project manager and designer.
Right away, I was not only assisting on many projects but was also given projects of my own to take the lead on! My seven years in the kitchen and bath industry has brought some wonderful opportunities. Most recently I was a recipient of the National Kitchen & Bath Associations “30 Under 30” award. The award recognizes 30 professionals under the age of 30 that the NKBA considers “up and coming.” In July I accepted a position with Six Walls Interior Design on Mercer Island as their kitchen and bath specialist.
I feel so fortunate to have been able to study my passion at such an esteemed university. To be able to make that passion into a career is icing on the cake.