Meet Your Hosts

Emily Khalid

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Emily is originally from Maryland, in the suburbs of Washington DC. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Architecture at Temple University in Philadelphia, and her Masters of Architecture at Georgia Tech.

Before her Master’s, she worked in a range of industries including transportation, commercial/retail, and multi-family developments. In school she gained interest in both healthcare and urban design through research and studio experiences.

You can find her studying for her ARE’s, dreaming of her new puppy coming this fall, or trying to out-run people on the Beltline (just kidding, sorta). She currently resides in Atlanta, GA with her fiancé who is not an architect but pretends to be one.

Maria Pastorelli

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Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Maria moved to Atlanta in 2014 to pursue her architecture studies. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 2018, and her Masters of Architecture in 2020, both at Georgia Tech!

During her education, she completed multiple internships working on healthcare and multi-family developments. She was also very active in school, getting involved in student organizations and other leadership roles.

Some of her hobbies include dancing, moving around the furniture in her home, hanging out with friends around Atlanta and spending time with her boyfriend, who’s also an architect! All we talk about is how much gray furniture/decor we can buy before it is too much.