Kate Brandy is a rising junior studying architecture and urban planning at the University of Virginia. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was drawn to UVA’s beautiful campus and the school’s traditions. She loved it enough to become a tour guide for the architecture school. Kate volunteers weekly for Adopt-A-Grandparent through Madison House. She also is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. Her interests include drawing, photography, painting, and soccer. Kate is going to intern for KKG architects in northern Kentucky in August.

Maddie Duda is a rising fourth year at the University of Virginia studying Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law. She is particularly akin to philosophy and plans to write her senior thesis on the practical applications of philosophy within the context of sustainable development. In addition to her studies, Maddie gives admissions and historical tours of the Academical Village as a part of the University Guide Service, volunteers as an Athletics Program Director through Madison House, and taught philosophy in a Latin III class weekly at Covenant High School in the Spring of 2012. Her interests include traveling, language and culture, running and hiking, cooking, and all forms of salt water.

Jenna Godfrey is a rising third year at the University of Virginia majoring in Urban & Environmental Planning and minoring in Global Sustainability. She is the co-leader of the Slow Food at UVA chapter and will take over the Sustainability Coordinator position at the School of Architecture this fall semester. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Golden Key International Honour Society and recently interned for the Morven Summer Institute. She is most interested in food systems planning and enjoys gardening and cooking in her spare time.

Jonathan Koes is a rising third year studying Urban and Environmental Planning and Italian Studies at the University of Virginia. He is an inter-greek co-chair for UVA’s Habitat for Humanity chapter, a member of the events committee for UVA Dance Marathon as well as a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity where he was a social chairman this past year and also a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors fraternity. Jonathan is an avid outdoorsman, skiing, fly-fishing, and hiking all over the country are just some of his many hobbies, which also include music, painting and photography.

Caitlyn Kost is a rising Junior at Virginia Tech. She is majoring in biology and is interested in becoming a Physical Therapist. She has had internships with both the American Pharmaceutical Association and the Northern Virginia Training Center’s Physical Therapy Department, and has volunteered with INOVA’s Fairfax hospital and the Northern Virginia Training Center. She is in Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and holds the Parents Weekend Chair position. Her hobbies include traveling, playing field hockey, cooking, and painting.

Rachel Locke is a third year from Arlington, Virginia. She is double majoring in leadership and public policy in the Batten school and environmental thought and practice in College of Arts and Sciences. She has an interest in US and international environmental policy and how different countries approach environmental protection. Rachel competes on the UVA Club Swim team, and was elected to the officers’ board. She volunteers coaching youth swimming through Madison House. As a research and publications intern she worked on a study on post-conflict natural resource management at the Environmental Law Institute, an international, non-profit environmental law think tank in Washington, DC. Rachel is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, and has studied classical and jazz music, playing flute for 13 years.

Anne Garst Miller is a rising senior at Virginia Tech studying Public and Urban Affairs with a concentration in Urban Policy and Planning. In the summer of 2011, she interned with Balzer and Associates, Inc., a company based out of Roanoke, Virginia, which employs planners, architects, engineers, and surveyors. She participated in Leadership Tech her junior year, which allowed her to work with the Blacksburg community through environmental awareness projects. Anne Garst is a member of Cooper House, which is a Presbyterian Student Fellowship at Virginia Tech. She likes to travel, cook, and explore the outdoors.

JP Miller is a senior majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning (EPP) and minoring in International Studies at Virginia Tech. In addition to studying abroad this summer, he is working as a Planning Technician for Fairfax County Planning and Zoning. His interests include the outdoors, music, and sports.

Daniel Morillo is a rising Senior at Virginia Tech. His major is International Studies with a concentration in World Policy and Politics. Daniel is a member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and Air Force ROTC. He is a member of the G.E.R.M.A.N Club of Virginia Tech, the oldest fraternal organization on campus. Daniel is well traveled and feels like studying international affairs and relations is vital in this ever ‘shrinking’ world. His hobbies include mountain biking, snowboarding, and outdoor activities.

Lauren Palmucci is a rising fifth year student at Virginia Tech studying Industrial and Systems Engineering with minors in Mathematics and Green Engineering. She has worked an engineering intern for four years at the Naval Research Lab. She is the Vice President and Rush Chairman of her sorority, Gamma Delta Sigma, and the Treasurer of the Virginia Tech Club Tennis team. In her free time, Lauren enjoys playing tennis, soccer, and snowboarding (preferably on the west coast!).

David Pudleiner recently obtained his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech and this fall he will be starting his masters in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. His research interests include the interdependence of water and energy, bio-inspired system architecture and the combination of humanitarian and environmental engineering. Outside of school he enjoys basketball, snowboarding, and vintage hi-fi. One of his recent projects was converting an old suitcase into a boombox using car audio gear.

Nicholas Ratcliff is a rising fourth year in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. He plans to earn a Dual-Degree in Architecture and Architectural History, as well as a Minor in Urban and Environmental Planning. Nicholas is especially interested in topics involving design and preservation in their application to the context of planning and sustainable design. He is the current Treasurer for Architecture School Student Council, as well as a member of Jubilate Christian Choir. When he isn’t drawing or sketching, he enjoys music in a variety of forms. He plays the piano by ear, along with the bagpipes. He also enjoys philanthropy, and spends his spring breaks in locations around the United States, working for Habitat for Humanity.

Amy Rossig is a rising senior at Virginia Tech. She is majoring in Urban Affairs and Planning (UAP) with a concentration in Policy and Planning. Amy has volunteered rebuilding homes affected by Hurricane Katrina in Huma, Louisiana, and Pearlington, Mississippi. She is an active member of her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma and works part time as an Office Assistant at Food Lion. In her free time she enjoys playing the piano and driving on country roads.

Cheryl Lu Xu is a rising third year majoring in architecture at University of Virginia. Passionate about sustainable design, she is also minoring in global sustainability. In February 2012, she worked on a design team for the Belmont Vortex Competition and her team won the faculty award. In January 2012, she did an internship at Lord Aeck & Sargent Architecture, Atlanta for two weeks. Originally from China, she is skillful at Chinese calligraphy with 16 years’ of practice. In 2009, she held her own calligraphy exhibition at Shanghai Library, China.