My name is Melissa Garrison, and I am a 28-year-old graduate architect. I graduated from Ball State University with my Master’s of Architecture a little over a month ago. It all started at Bowling Green State University where I earned my undergraduate degree. For those who may be confused, BGSU is located in Bowling Green, Ohio, not Bowling Green, Kentucky. Being from Toledo, my Ohio pride forces me to clarify, maybe more often than I’d like to admit.
In the years leading up to my fateful decision to pursue my Master’s, I worked at two different architectural firms gathering as much knowledge as I could of all things architectural. Finally, after a couple years of debate, I decided to go back to school for my Master’s, which has led me to where I am now.
It’s hard for me to say what my actual interests are beyond architecture. My life has been generally consumed by it for the past several years. But since graduating, I have rediscovered that I enjoy spending time with my husband: taking walks, trying new restaurants, and exploring new coffee shops. We are both quite addicted to coffee. I’ve remembered how much I enjoy working out again, now that I’m out of school and have the time for it.
I also enjoy traveling and spending time playing with my pet bunny, Bean, who, yes, actually does chase me around the house in a game of tag, just like a dog would chase you for a bone.