Hometown: Greenwood, MS
In high school, Nada created a giant parade float, theater sets and a storefront for her community through a local arts nonprofit. That experience sparked her passion for community-engaged design, which led her to MSU’s College
of Architecture, Art and Design.
“We do planning for small towns. We have the Carl Small Town Center and the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio, where I did an externship on rebuilding after hurricanes.”
That kind of hands-on experience leads to stunning portfolios that are landing MSU graduates jobs at firms like Perkins+Will and HOK.
"Our studio is project-based. Through projects, we discover how to create with the principles of design.”