Jesus De Anda, 26 Third-year B.Arch. De Anda will be the first member of his family to graduate from a university. He appreciates the diversity of Woodbury's Burbank, Calif., campus. "There's a heavier presence of Hispanic culture. It shows that more Spanish are getting involved with architecture."
Cici Luong, 23 Second-year, two-year M.Arch. Luong, who is from Denver, graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder before starting an M.Arch. at Woodbury. After graduate school, she hopes to travel and eventually to earn an MBA, "because I feel that it's another portion of architecture that is very important, other than design."
Jonathan Garcia, 21 Fourth-year B.Arch. Garcia was born in Mexico City and immigrated to Los Angeles at the age of 5. He says of Woodbury's School of Architecture: "There's not a style or restrictions that we're imposed with." He plans to attend graduate school and then set up an interdisciplinary design studio in Latin America.
Fidelina Ramirez, 25 Fifth-year B.Arch. Ramirez has five siblings and immigrated to the United States from Guatemala as a child. She finds Woodbury's faculty of practitioners a major benefit. "They know what's going on in the real world. We get both school and real life from them, because they actually do it."