Mia Todd

Mia Todd
Hometown: Wilmington, NC
BA in Architecture and a Minor in Italian

How did you first get interested in design?
When I was in high school, I really wasn't certain how I wanted my career to look. In researching degrees, I appreciated the multidisciplinary aspect of architecture programs. I liked that I could learn a bit about history, a bit about science, a bit about math, a bit about writing, and a bit about crafting. After only a few days in the architecture program, I knew the program was right for me.

What kind of career do you hope to have?
I hope to stay involved with architectural research. My collaboration with faculty members, both within the School of Architecture and across other departments, has been particularly rewarding. I would like to integrate my studies in architecture with my interest in language and culture, whether in a practical setting or within the academic world.

What is your favorite thing about The David R. Ravin School of Architecture?
I love the community in the School of Architecture. While sometimes there is a bit of friendly competition in the studios, we all celebrate one another's successes. Architecture school is very much a team sport, and very few of us could get through without support from one another.

Do you participate in any community activities or work in the Charlotte arts community? 
For the past year I have been honored to serve as the Director of the UNC Charlotte Chapter of Freedom By Design (FBD). FBD seeks to connect architecture students with service through building projects, volunteer days, and on-campus opportunities. I love working with my classmates to help the community.

When you are not in class, studying, or working, what do you like to do for fun?
When I'm not in class I enjoy traveling, writing, and making things.