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MELANIE RUFF

Architectural Student Intern 

Melanie grew up in South Dakota, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from South Dakota State University.  Although South Dakota has the stunning Black Hills, she has lived on the eastern flatter half of the state pretty much her whole life.  When faced with the choice to stay in South Dakota or go somewhere new, she decided this was a great opportunity to have a change of scenery and culture.  After extensive research, Melanie found the University of Utah and began her 2-year Master of Architecture in the fall of 2017.

Melanie happened upon GSBS through the University’s Firm Fair during the Graduate Open House.  She is excited to take on her new journey of learning and licensure in Utah.

In her free time she loves to travel, play chess, hike, camp, cook, read, and spend time with her friends and family.


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