Yoselim Bravo says that she wasn’t a normal kid. But that’s OK. She also thinks that not being a normal kid was what made her an architect. She can remember building with her brother’s Lego set and drawing floorplans with her father before she was old enough to really know what a floor plan was.
Yoselim grew up in Peru. She enjoyed history and especially learning about historic buildings, and she considered pursuing studies in archeology after high school. Her family was less certain about that career path, and it was Yoselim’s mother who suggested that she consider a career in architecture instead. After checking out what an architecture degree entailed at her college, Yoselim agreed that this was the path for her.
In today’s interview, Yoselim talks about her experiences in architecture school in Peru, and about moving to the United States and taking classes in English for the first time. She discusses her journey as a working architect and her experiences with the architect exams and boot camp.
Yoselim also talks about her volunteer work and why that’s important to her. In fact, she’s scheduled to talk about it at the Young Architect Winter Series. Listen in to learn more about Yoselim and her journey as an architect.
What You’ll Hear on This Episode
- What inspired Yoselim to go into architecture
- Yoselim’s architecture school experience
- Yoselim’s thesis project
- What happened for Yoselim once school was over
- What happened when Yoselim started working
- Yoselim’s first time taking classes in English in South Florida
- Yoselim’s story about the architect exams
- How Yoselim found the boot camp
- Yoselim’s volunteer work and how that factors into her life
- Yoselim’s advice for aspiring architects
- What Yoselim knows now that she didn’t know then
- The book that changed everything for Yoselim
- Yoselim’s favorite resource, product, or gadget
- Yoselim’s best timesaving trick
- Where listeners can find Yoselim online
Top 3 Takeaways from This Episode
- Be yourself. Being different is good
- Everyone has something to offer.
- Take care of your mental health.
Yoselim Bravo’s Advice for Aspiring Architects
“Be yourself. Please.”
“I was trying really hard to be like everybody else. And I think the more I fight it, the more I notice I was super different.” –Yoselim Bravo on what she knows today that she didn’t know back then
“My favorite book is Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell –Yoselim Bravo on the book that changed everything
“I cannot live without EdX.” –Yoselim Bravo on her favorite resource or gadget
“I think it’s waking up early, and my to-do list.” –Yoselim Bravo on her best timesaving trick.