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Cheyenne Yamada

Design Intern

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Cheyenne is a current Master of Architecture candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, having just graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Professional Architecture in 2021. She is originally from Saipan of the Northern Mariana and was raised in the mainland U.S. just outside of Washington D.C. Coming from these dual landscapes of a fourteen by five mile long island in the Pacific versus a metropolitan area, she has been exposed to incredibly diverse natural, built, and socioeconomic environments. It is her unique upbringing to which she attributes her continuing curiosity about how design influences people from different walks of life as well as how it affects the natural environment in which it intervenes.

Where did you grow up?

Arlington, VA

Thing you like most about architecture?

The little notebooks

Thing you like least about architecture?

The little notebooks are expensive

Favorite restaurant in the city?

Food truck outside of Meyerson Hall