Rachel Nava has been a member of CSI Chicago for 3 years and has served of various committees in this time period. She is currently a Specifier at ArchiTech Consulting, Inc. and prior to this role she worked at Epstein in a similar role.
She initially joined CSI at the insistence of a coworker and she is very glad that she did. She attributes CSI Chicago with providing educational opportunities and networking that she wouldn’t have been able to participate in on her own.
In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband and children cooking, enjoying family game night, and traveling.
She would offer this advice to younger Architects and Specifiers, “Ask questions and gain as much knowledge as possible; not just from those in similar roles either. Ask those who are experts in their respective roles and use that to better yourself. We are the next generation to carry the torch and there is so much to be learned from the project based experience of our predecessors. ”