Jackie brings more than a decade of professional experience as a licensed architect on a variety of project types, including healthcare, higher education, hospitality and sports facilities, to the MRED+D cohort. Her success managing large, complex projects, from 30,000-seat stadiums to 1 million-square-foot hospitals, attests to her problem-solving skills and diligence while engaging the entire team to achieve project goals. She has worked as a project architect and manager at the offices of RTKL Associates in Dallas, and CO Architects and Gensler, both in Los Angeles.
A native of Texas, Jackie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006 with a Bachelor of Architecture. In 2018-2019, she attended night classes at UCLA Extension to explore her interest in real estate development. Now attending the MRED+D program full-time at UC Berkeley, she is enjoying learning about real estate finance, economics, equity and other topics important to real estate development. She is interested in the confluence of development, architecture and construction. Jackie plans to use her knowledge in these areas to design and construct sustainable, net-zero energy, and carbon-neutral buildings. Jackie is excited about opportunities to utilize modular construction and mass timber to further sustainability while creating affordable, well-designed buildings that enrich the lives of people within our communities.
Jackie's hobbies include reading, hiking, camping, traveling, yoga and fitness, and she is enjoying exploring her new home base while living and studying in Berkeley.