Meet our 2020 EiA Team

Every year, we are honored to have extremely talented CUArch graduate students or alumni join us as our  Instructors for the EiA program. Throughout the program, we are frequently greeted by CUArch faculty and other students completing coursework in the Crough Center for Architectural Studies. For final project reviews, we are honored to invite local architects and designers, current and previous CUArch faculty and distinguished alum.



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    Tonya Ohnstad
    Director, Experience in Architecture


    Tonya Onstad is a designer and educator based in Washington, D.C. Her primary focus is to understand the expanding role of the designer as a global citizen in an era of massive change.  As a professor, Tonya has been teaching studios and seminars at University of Maryland, Catholic University, Northeastern University and Harvard University. Tonya has a Masters in Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Architecture and French. She speaks English, French and Norwegian.
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    Christina Sailer-Dolan
    Co - director, Experience in Architecture


    Christina Sailer-Dolan just graduated from Georgetown University with her Master of Professional Studies in Urban and Regional Planning. She did her undergraduate studies at The Catholic University of America and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a minor in Sustainability.

    Christina worked on a variety of projects and held a variety of positions : Architectural intern at Scout Motor Company, graphic designer at LISCR, Instructor for Experiences in Architecture, Sustainability Associate for Healthy Buildings, and most recently became the co-director for Experiences in Architecture, and worked on the Eastern
    Market project as part of the digital marketing + economic development team.


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    Rebecca Ambouroue is currently pursuing her Master of Architecture at the Catholic University of America. She has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design from Morgan State University.  

    After graduating from Morgan State, she moved to Houston, TX and worked for a luxury residential interior
    design firm, Jamie House Design. During her undergraduate studies, she volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Hands on DC and interned with Talaat Architects.

    Rebecca loves painting, writing, singing and photography. She is also passionate about lighting and furniture design.

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    John Jones

    John Jones are a current Master of Architecture student at the Catholic University of America. They just graduated   with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Drama.  

    John currently work as an Architectural intern at Maginniss + del Ninno Architects while also being an Actor with the Adventure Theatre and Keegan Theatre. They were also an EiA Instructor last summer.  

    They are a passionate Theatre Artist and enjoy Thrift Shopping and Fashion, as well as roller-blading.

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    Deanna Rosini is a Master of Architecture student at The Catholic University. She has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The Catholic University of America as well.  

    While being an undergraduate student, Deanna took a semester abroad in Rome. After graduating,  she worked as a Designer at HYL Architecture in Washington, D.C. before returning to pursue her Master. 

    In her spare time, Deanna enjoys making art, visiting museums, going to the beach, hiking, kayaking, traveling,  cooking, yoga and reading.