EL Questionnaire 2019

Name: Katya Stassen
Company: Unispace
Concentration: Workplace interiors
College/University: Wentworth Institute of Technology
Year(s) of Graduation: 2017, 2018

What is your strongest personal quality?: Candor 
What skill set are you most proud of professionally?: I am most proud of relationship building skills; they help me understand client needs and relate to my team.
What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?: Hot wheels and Barbies
What do you hope to accomplish as an IIDA Emerging Leader? I hope to become a better and more self-aware person and leader.
What's your go-to for de-stressing? Going for a run
Revit, CAD, or Sketchup?: Revit 
Are you usually early or late?: Late, unfortunately
What three things are in your bag?: Sketchbook, headphones, chapstick
What is your favorite part of being an IIDA member?: The constant opportunities to learn and meet new people
Why did you choose to become an Interior Designer?: I am fascinated by the built environment’s effect on people and their lives. Interior design allows me to have a direct impact on people’s experience, hopefully making it better.