Architecture Student is Finalist for Ramblin' Royalty From left to right: Abrahamian working on the Torus Arch (Formations Studio & Georgia Tech Partnered Project at Ponce City Market), winning the Associated Schools of Construction Design-Build Competition, and Georgia Tech Capstone Senior Design Expo. Bachelor of Science in Architecture student Jared Abrahamian is one of eight finalists for 2023 Ramblin' Royalty (also known as Mr. and Ms. Georgia Tech). "I am deeply honored to be representing the College of Design, a small yet vital contributor to the fabric of Georgia Tech," Abrahamian said, "and everyone's support in this journey means the world to me." Abrahamian said he truly discovered his passion for Architecture during the pandemic. "My journey at Georgia Tech started with doubts," he said. "I was accepted as a summer freshman off the deferral list, and I worried about fitting in at this competitive institution." "But I was able to try new things and find communities, such as the Georgia Tech Hockey Team, which helped me find my place. In those early years, I was a good student, but not the best, and I struggled to figure out who I was and what I truly wanted." "When I reflected on my student journey during the pandemic, I realized the immense potential of an architect from Georgia Tech," Abrahamian said. "From then on, I committed myself to creating a positive impact in whatever way possible. I became a Student Ambassador for Georgia Tech, a Lab Assistant for the Office of Disability Services, and stepped into the role of Director of Operations for Tikkun Olam Makers, a service-based organization committed to crafting tailored solutions for people with unmet needs, particularly those with disabilities." Abrahamian started a minor in Technology & Business after returning to campus as well, pushing his graduation date out at least a year. He also served as a Senior Analyst for the GTSF Investments Committee, joined the roller hockey club, served as the Resources Coordinator at the Catholic Center, and built communities as a Wreck Camp Counselor for the New Student and Transitions Program. The contributions Abrahamian is most proud of in the College of Design include: Student Assistant @ Digital Fabrication Lab (2022-Present) College of Design Sign | Intern @ Formations Studio (2023) 1st Place at the Georgia Tech Capstone Senior Design Expo: Best Overall Architecture Project (2022) 1st Place at the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Design-Build Competition (2022) Summer Intern @ Digital Fabrication Lab (2022) AIAS Member (2019-2021) End of the Year Portfolio Competition | Best Overall Portfolio (2021) GT1000 Team Leader (2020) Abrahamian has one ask of his fellow students: "If my story resonates with you, please share this email with your friends and encourage them to cast their votes as well. I need your support to make this dream a reality." Voting for 2023 Ramblin' Royalty is open through noon today.