EL Questionnaire 2020


Name: Carolina Otero
Company: Perkins and Will
Concentration: Education
College/University: New England School of Art & Design
Year(s) of Graduation: 2014

What is your strongest personal quality?: The ability to put myself in someone else’s shoes. 
What skill set are you most proud of professionally?: The ease to establish strong connection with clients as well as wearing many different hats depending on what a project or situation requires.
What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?: Hmm can my bike count as a toy?
What do you hope to accomplish as an IIDA Emerging Leader?: Establish relationships with new people in the industry, and gain leadership skills throughout the process.
What's your go-to for de-stressing?: Lately, I’ve been into cross-stitch and it works great for de-stressing.
Revit, CAD, or Sketchup?: Revit 100%
Are you usually early or late?: Early usually if it is work related or an important appointment.
What three things are in your bag?: Makeup, a pen and gum.
What is your favorite part of being an IIDA member?: The endless opportunities for new connections!
Why did you choose to become an Interior Designer?: As an engineer, I saw the need to change to the side were I could make meaningful and beautiful spaces for users.