Like most people, Mariale spent her childhood in Peru immersed in German international education. Those early years gave her an appreciation for both Bauhaus design and the intersection of the natural and built environments evident in the cliff-top construction of Lima’s coastline. A move to the DC area and high school visits to the National Gallery layered on a love of I.M. Pei’s New Modernism. Mariale’s desire to apply her unique influences and worldview led her to design, where she enjoys creative problem-solving and the opportunity to bring monumental ideas to fruition.