"I'm especially grateful for the design department at Salem; they gifted me with the right sets of skills in order to succeed as a professional."
Stephany Luna-Rivas, C’19
Class of 2019
Major: Design with concentration in architectural studies
I started my graduate studies in the fall of 2020 at NC State University (NCSU) in the master of architecture program. I was awarded the Eduardo Catalano Architecture Scholarship which made it possible for me to further my education. I’m enjoying my time at NCSU and I feel like I have learned so much in the last couple of months. It is definitely a hard program but I’m so in love with architecture that it doesn’t feel like work. Because of Salem I was able to gain the confidence that I needed in order to pursue my dream of becoming an architect. I knew that as a woman and a minority I was going to face many obstacles to get where I wanted to be, but with the help of my professors and my classmates at Salem I was given the motivation that I needed to keep pushing forward. I’m especially grateful for the design department at Salem; they gifted me with the right sets of skills in order to succeed as a professional.