Nicole Marie Rebello

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Major: Environmental Design

I am a second year student in the Environmental Design program, living in Mississauga. Being Indian by origin, but Canadian by birth, I have always felt close ties to India and felt a longing to go back to see family and friends and continue to experience and learn more about its culture. One of my life mottos is “always experience new things.” Whether it is travelling to new places or simply trying a new dish at a restaurant, I always try push myself to try new things.

In Environmental Design most of our projects involve working in teams and it is interesting to note everyone’s perspectives and creative ideas. I am looking forward to working with students from different disciplines and hoping to learn a lot of new experience and skills.  Participatory design is a relatively new concept to me. It is an approach to design that attempts to actively involve all citizens, users and people involved. I look forward to putting this concept to work during our trip to India.