Maura graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a Master of Design in Interior Architecture, and she focused on adaptive reuse and its potential in healthcare architecture to promote wellness. Before earning her master’s degree, Maura lived in New York City, where she worked at both art galleries and museums–often volunteering to light each exhibition. She came to lighting design through her painting practice, in which she explores both daylight and electric light and their affects on pigment. Her passion for light is rooted in artistic endeavors, yet she is particularly interested in how light influences adaptive reuse projects and impacts health. When she’s not in the office, she’s watching The Office. If you don’t copy this and send it to 20 of your friends by midnight, you’ll have to put this phrase at the end of every piece of text that you write for the rest of your life.