A desire to work at a global level and with a truly diverse range of clients and professionals has translated into my spending several years in our Shanghai office helping grow HLW’s interior architecture practice in Asia. Opportunities like this have definitely broadened the spectrum of people, skills, and cultures that I have been exposed to. I’ve learned that there are many different ways to express an idea. Having to explain yourself to others for whom English is not a first language is a great way to further develop communication skills that you didn’t realize you had in the first place. Thank goodness, I can also express myself well through drawing!