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SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

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TASHERIA SHORTS | BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

Tasheria is an advocate for sustainability and green architecture within the profession.  These interests led to her puruit of obtaining her leed ap bd+c credential. she hopes to integrate green practices into her day To day design practices.

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GLORIA SPELLEN | ATLANTA, GEORGIA

My architectural background experience focuses on Higher Education, Science and Technology (S&T), Healthcare and Federal projects. As a planner, I focus on mostly Federal work which is very diverse in project type from U.S. Courthouses to Installation Development Plans.

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ZANDRIA TOLLIVER | FORT COLLINS, COLORADO

Zandria is currently working as an architect-in-training at Tobin & Associates, a design firm centered around community-oriented architecture, primarily focused on hospitality and education. Throughout college to the present, Zandria continues to mentor young women and girls who show an interest in architecture or design.

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ASHLEIGH BAKER | FLORENCE, SOUTH CAROLINA

Ashleigh has studied abroad in Italy, attended Hampton University, and has experience as an architectural intern at several firms.

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SHARLITA OLALEYE | NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Sharlita is a Designer with 4+ years of experience in greater New York City area. She obtained her M. Arch from Hampton University and post-graduate study in Italy, SLC, and DC.  As sure as her impact on the built environment, she has a mission to impact people and places. Sharlita uses her knowledge of organization, 10+ years in education, and ease in working with people of all types as sharpened tools in the service of transforming public places.

Black women represent less than half of 1% of licensed architects in the United States. In partnership with the Architects Foundation,

400 FORWARD is honored to provide funds covering all 6 registration exams for each of the following Emerging Professionals:

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FALLON JOHNSON | SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND

Fallon Johnson is a Designer of over 5+ years of experience. She began her education at the University of the District of Columbia before furthering her education at the Catholic University of America where she obtained a M.Arch with a concentration in Real Estate Development and M.S. in Facilities Management. Her interest in design and public facilities have fueled her career path into government work allowing her to explore the intersection of security and design within their facilities.