Commercial Interior Designer, NCIDQ


" More is more and less is bore."


What is your background?

I was born and raised in Tulsa and I received my bachelor of Interior Design from the University of Oklahoma in 2017. I have worked for TriArch since July 2017.

Why did you go into this profession?

By trial and error. I grew up my entire life thinking I was going to be a doctor & never questioned it. I finished one year of college in Pre-Med and found myself to be extremely bored and unmotivated by the subject. I was sad & a little scared to tell my dad that I wouldn’t be following in his footsteps, but my dad ended up being the reason I found interior design. He set me up with multiple shadowing experiences with different career paths like lawyers, psychologists, accountants, dentists, etc. One of those opportunities was to shadow an interior designer in downtown Tulsa for a day. She is the reason I went into the field and I’m so glad I had that opportunity to explore options!

What is a Fun Fact About You?

  • I have a weird, extensive amount of knowledge about pop culture and politics, especially when it comes to the Kardashians, rap culture, or Marvel Studios.
  • I’ve traveled to 5 continents, but only 18 countries worldwide and 16 USA states.
  • I am a product of a marriage after the 1947 partition between Pakistan & India. Both sides of my family are still in both India and Pakistan, but I’m only able to visit Pakistan b/c India does not permit anyone with a connection to Pakistan.
  • I have an extremely large family with over 30 aunts and uncles on both sides of my family, but only a handful of cousins. Most of my aunts and uncles are closer in age to me than my cousins.
  • I can speak 3 languages [English, Urdu, Hindi] and read 3 languages [English, Arabic, Urdu].

What is Your Favorite Project?

EduRec Acitivity Center has been my favorite project thus far. Though in conception now, it makes me immensely grateful to be able to work on a project that will deeply benefit North Tulsa families. We got to work with such an inclusive concept that flowed throughout the entire EduRec campus, both exterior and interior wise. I got to work closely with Ethan [architect] to coordinate the architecture and interior design of the building. I had the best time adding material, motif, and design elements to the interiors that encouraged empowerment and inclusivity in the community. We are so excited to help the North Tulsa community with this incredible project that will hopefully bring new life into the area!

Who is one of your heroes?

SQUAD // Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [youngest woman ever elected to congress], Rashida Tlaib [first Palestinian-American-muslim to serve congress], Ilhan Omar [first Somali-American-muslim member of congress], Ayanna Pressley [first black congresswoman in Massachusetts]

These four women have broken barriers and patriarchal ideals embedded into the American culture so that others have the same equal rights that all Americans wish to have despite who you are or what you look like. Seeing women of different colors, faith, and ideologies come together to work on basic living rights gives me hope for the future generations. women of color or different faiths are given the idea that they are able to succeed too b/c we now get to see women like ourselves have strong voices in upholding our congress, having a prominent seat at the table of change & progression.

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