ARCHITECTURE, CLASS OF 2023
Gina Misek, from Morris, Ill., developed her love of architecture at a young age. She always enjoyed designing floor plans and creating houses. The more she grew, the more knowledge she gained about architecture, and her passion for the field grew stronger.
Gina attended the annual Design and Discovery Workshopat Judson, where she caught a glimpse of what life would be like as a student there. Her experience at camp led her to become an architecture major at Judson.
“I love the way that the camp encouraged the creativity of the students, and I could see how deeply the professors cared about their students and the material they were teaching,” Gina says, reflecting on her experience.
The variety of activities and her multiple leadership roles have made Judson a unique experience for Gina. She has used her gifts to benefit several major groups on campus such as the American Institute of Architecture Studentsand the American Institute of Graphic Arts. In addition, she enjoys running Track and Field and singing in the Judson Choir.
Gina is currently serving as a Resident Assistant in Lindner Tower. She is also looking forward to traveling around the United States with her classmates in the architecture tour this summer, which is a required trip for architecture majors.
After her graduation in 2023, Gina plans to work at an architecture firm to gain some valuable experience. She hopes to one day start an architecture firm of her own, with a focus in residential design.
“I would love to help others by making their dream home a reality, coming up with affordable housing solutions, or designing humanitarian housing for people in need,” she explains.
Gina has especially appreciated the welcoming community at Judson, where she has met some amazing friends and mentors. She says, “While attending Judson, I have overcome doubts in my faith and worked on establishing my faith as my own.”