Dominique Devlin – Rice University
I went to high school at the International Community School in Kirkland, Washington. In high school, I was a member of National Honor Society and treasurer of National Art Honor Society. I was also an active participant on my varsity Mock Trial, receiving a nomination for Best Witness at the state level. My team placed 5th overall. I also participated in ACE Mentors, a high school architecture mentorship program to help me with my education. I enjoy being outdoors. Last summer I circumnavigated Orcas Island, part of the San Juan archipelago in Washington, during leadership camp. Next year I will be attending the Rice University in Houston, Texas to pursue a Bachelor of Architectural Studies at the School of Architecture. Through the School of Architecture’s unique six-year program, I hope to pursue an architecture preceptorship and a Bachelor of Architecture.
Calvin Gallion, III – Tulane University
My name is Calvin Gallion, III, son of Calvin Gallion, Jr. and Connie Rachal Gallion; I have one younger brother, Corey Gallion. I was born on January 4, 1994 in Dallas, Texas. I am planning on attending Tulane University and after graduating, I plan on working with New Orleans on weather resistant, and if possible, weather-proof, building designs. I love the Greco-Roman period of architecture as well as the Gothic era. Naturally however, since I’m from the south, I have one more sphere of influence, Victorian style housing. I live in Natchitoches, Louisiana and attended Natchitoches Central High School. I love to draw, sketch, design, read and spend time with my family and friends.
Rami Niga – University of Detroit-Mercy
Three years ago I left Baghdad, Iraq, the City where I grew up in to come to the United States. I graduated from Catholic Central High School in Michigan, where I took different variety of art classes to help me with my career in Architecture. I am a hard working student with passion for architecture that grew with me since I was little. I will be attending The University of Detroit Mercy to study Sustainable Architecture. I am a member of the Engineer Club in school and the Youth Leadership Council at Bethany Christian Services where I help foreign youths to adjust to the culture in America. I also work at a catering place where I learned to cook and make delicious cheesecake. In my free time I enjoy reading, cooking, playing soccer, working out and going to the city sketching buildings.
Rosibel Tavares – Pratt Institute
I was born on December 30th, 1993 in East Meadow, New York. Through the course of my academic career I attended many schools, ranging from Long Island, North Carolina, and even the Dominican Republic for a short period. I currently attend Port Richmond High School in Staten Island New York, but will be graduating as the school’s salutatorian later this June. I plan to attend Pratt Institute this fall, and enrolled in their 5 year accredited architecture program where I hope to receive my license to practice architecture. My passion for architecture derives from both my surroundings, as I live in New York City and can’t help but be mesmerized and inspired by the city’s architecture, and my creative impulse, which is satiated by designing, combined with my fascination for physics. In my spare time I enjoy to draw, take photographs, read, sew, and build sculptures and models. In the future I hope to be an innovator in the field of green architecture, designing buildings which are environmentally sustainable.