"I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, surrounded by rich culture and history, including beautiful homes and buildings that were created by the architects of this country. In 2006, my family decided to relocate to Ohio. While searching for the perfect house in Columbus, I was absolutely fascinated with looking at the plans of each potential home. Touring a new home became my new favorite hobby, and I was sad when we moved and that came to an end. From that point on I said I was interested in architecture, and I guess it kind of stuck. Other than architecture, my hobbies include playing piano, working at The Apple Tree located uptown, being involved with my sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma, and finding time to spend time with friends, family, and my two dogs – Bruiser and Jackson. After my time at Miami, I plan to continue on to Graduate School. One of my biggest goals in life is to receive my Master’s degree like my Dad, and eventually become a licensed architect. This award will go towards my trip to Ghana this summer, where I will participate in a 6 week design/build studio with 17 of my classmates. I cannot express how grateful I am to receive this award. It is something I will always cherish, and I can’t thank Joe, his family, and my studio enough. Our studio setting at Miami University is a very special thing. Although from the outside it seems exclusive and doesn’t make much sense, but it truly involves love much greater than architecture. I am extremely honored that my classmates feel that I am one of the “Joe Veasey’s” in our studio. It is such an honor to be recognized in his name. Joe has left a pretty big expectation to live up to, and I value everything that he embodied. I hope to follow in his footsteps, and continue to be the positive, spirited, leader I know Joe would want me to be."