I studied architecture for my undergraduate degree as I have a passion for design and interest in the human dimension of architecture, how the built environment shapes our lives, our behaviour, interactions, and experiences. During this degree, I undertook an internship at an architecture firm in Vietnam where I assisted with concept and design drawings and models. Driven by my passion for conserving historic buildings and my interest in the myriad of architectural styles, I then proceeded to study a master’s degree in heritage conservation.
My artefact is a gold necklace that was gifted to me by my grandmother when I was born. To me it represents the importance of family and reminds me of my origins. I keep it with me as a constant in my life, an item linking my past and present.