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Member Spotlight - Get to know your WIA Co-chairs, Sarah Curry and Elisa Medina-Jaudes

24 Oct 2023
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Meet your Women in Architecture (WIA) Co-chairs Sarah Curry and Elisa Medina-Jaudes. The WIA focuses on promoting the development and leadership of women design professionals in the Philadelphia area. Sarah and Elisa want to continue the legacy of the WIA and create even more spaces for women to network and empower each other within the architectural and design community.

Sarah Curry is currently earning her Masters Degree in City Planning at the University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design and is actively involved in many local organizations and committees that sustain equitable communities. Originally from Atlanta, GA, she is a graduate of Auburn University’s Rural Studio and a past National President of the American Institute of Architecture Students. Her studies and past work experience up and down the East Coast have instilled in Sarah a deep belief that everyone deserves good design. She endeavors to accomplish that life-long mission through architectural planning, public service, and civic engagement.

Outside of architecture, Sarah enjoys volunteering, writing, reading, and crafting. She dedicates her term as WIA Co-Chair to all the women who have unconditionally supported her.

Elisa Medina-Jaudes is an architectural designer at DIGSAU. She has a passion for architecture, design, and the architecture of film.

Medina-Jaudes was president of the National Organization for Minority Architect Students (NOMAS) at Cornell University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch). She previously worked at Höweler + Yoon, the Cornell Office of the University Architect, and as a prop designer at The Hangar Theatre. As a First-Generation American, Elisa is passionate about the intersectionalities between culture, race, and gender within the design profession.

Learn more about the Women in Architecture committee:

https://aiaphiladelphia.org/clubs/view/women-in-architecture

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