Jessica Rausch, a fourth-year architecture major, is also minoring in art and art history.
The Miami Hurricane: Where are you from?
Jessica Rausch: Annapolis, Maryland.
TMH: So why go to Miami for school?
JR: It is something different to come here, totally different from home. Besides it’s only a two hour plane ride down here so my mom can visit me more often.
TMH: What made you want to study architecture?
JR: When I was 4 or 5 I was obsessed with Legos and I would always build Lego houses and such with my dad. So it has always been in the back of my mind. I would always comment on pretty houses. When I was in high school the art teachers pushed art and the math and science teachers pushed their subjects so architecture was a balance between the two.
TMH: What do you do in your free time?
JR: I’m in a sorority, Delta Gamma, and on the executive board. The executive board is made up of a president and 8 VPs and I’m one of the VPs, which means I’m in charge of Greek Week and philanthropy events and I have to be at everything, so that takes up a lot of time. Also I’m an only child so it has helped me become a lot more outgoing.
TMH: What do you plan to do after you leave college?
JR: There are a lot of options, one being interior design. But I don’t know because I’m also really interested in teaching so we’ll see.
TMH: So you mentioned study abroad. What’s your plan with regarding that?
JR: Yes, I’m going to Rome in Spring 2010, my last semester here. I will be studying architecture, and since it is through the school of architecture, not the study abroad program, the professors travel with us and then they bring in guess professors.