At the age of eleven, during a filmed interview for my elementary school graduation, I declared that I want to be, “an interior designer or an architect.” Sure, it’s sweet, and humorous, that I can date this ambition back to a specific moment in time. But my response to the next question of why defines me most as a designer today, “because I like designing stuff.” I’m opening with this because in our industry, we’re often expected to self identify our interests in a succinct, all encompassing statement – but this seems antithetical to the nature of contemporary architecture academia. The academic discipline of Architecture, especially at Syracuse SoA, is tremendously varied. Consequently, my design interests are expansive and diverse. I find myself pulled towards the art-architecture axis, which Viola Ago of Taubman College describes as the "academic - designer - theorist - installation - artist (even guerrilla publishing house) model," which is becoming "less the exception, than it is the rule among junior architecture faculty." I engage fully with whatever I am working on at any particular moment, but those engagements vary over time. Perhaps this is simply a response to the kind of academic environment I have been born into as a young designer, but for now I cannot be defined by a singular interest or mode of practice, at least not yet.