Haley Jackson is an Architecture major from Collegeville, PA. She shares why she chose to attend Catholic University and the School of Architecture and Planning, and what advice she has for prospective students.

Why did you choose to attend Catholic University and the School of Architecture?

"For me, the location of Washington, D.C. was a main draw to the school. Through studying architecture in Washington, D.C., I am able to get a more well-rounded view of architecture throughout the city, in my studies, and in general. In all of my classes, we go on site visits, study the local monuments and memorials of D.C., and design buildings for sites in the heart of the city. D.C. and Catholic University have given me a great basis for my future professional career."

Why did you choose to study Architecture?

"I have always been interested in art, and when looking at future career paths, I was drawn towards the science of sustainability and environmental factors that mesh with the design process that helps to create a building in architecture."

What's been your favorite part of being a student at Catholic University?

"My favorite part of being a student at Catholic University would have to be the access to the city. Getting to go to major league sports games, visiting countless historical monuments, traveling home easily and exploring every neighborhood and farmers' market in D.C. makes going to Catholic worthwhile!"

What advice would you give to prospective students?

"My advice to prospective students would be to explore different career paths, find something you're passionate about, and follow that! I am incredibly happy with my choice to study architecture and so grateful to be studying in Washington, D.C.!"