EL Questionnaire 2017

Name: Alexandra Desaulniers
Company: Sasaki
Concentration: Commercial, Higher Education
College/University: Wentworth Institute of Technology
Year(s) of Graduation: 2012

If you had to describe yourself in three words, they would be...: Driven, Persistent, Caring
What is your strongest personal quality: I like to think that I’m perceptive and try to help others whenever possible.
What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?: What day is it…?
What is your favorite type of music, band or musician?: I’ve been on an X Ambassadors kick lately.
You've been given access to a time machine; where and when would you travel to?: I would love to go back to when my grandfather was a child, still living in Italy, when he was taught from a young age to garden. Then maybe I’d have better luck keeping my plants alive!
What is your best childhood memory?: When I was 14, I went to a pet store and saw a Yorkie puppy who was much older and goofier than all the other Yorkies, and immediately fell in love. I went home later that day, dragged my mom straight to the store to see him, and he’s been a part of our family ever since! He’s been the goofiest, smartest yet dumbest, dog we could have ever hoped for.
Lesson learned that has benefited you most in your career: Don’t be afraid to ask questions and admit that you need help. Also, Google can be your best friend.
Why did you choose to become an Interior Designer?: I’ve always loved the idea of having the ability to shape peoples’ environments and influence the way they interact with the built environment.
What is one goal you'd like to accomplish in your lifetime?: I have a bunch of little goals, but the one I’m currently focusing on is becoming NCIDQ certified. One sort of out-there “goal” I’ve always had is pretty random…but I’d LOVE to go on an African safari.