I know how I felt when this happened, but it is still so hard to this day to write and express what i felt. Communicating such emotions is incredibly difficult and at times, not enough words can describe what happened. To those who suffered the most, and for the rest of us who were somehow impacted, i believe there's opportunity to heal. I've always felt passionate about memorials because they're spaces that are most personal to the experience of those who visit them. As a young architecture student, I worked in a few memorial competitions because i believed this was what i was most passionate about and how i could use architecture to improve the lives of others. By the time I got to graduate school, i was presented with an unfortunate opportunity. October 1st happened and the one way i could best help my community was with the help of architecture. As time has passed, i have dedicated my time in teaching to improve my skills and research human centric design. Whether it is through the use of emotions, our stories, and our experiences, my goal has been to hopefully one day help design something that'll bring a positive impact to all of us.