As a kid, I loved LEGO. So did every other kid.
But in 2007, I took a long shot and entered a nationwide competition to become a Model Designer at LEGOLAND California. I didn't win, but in 2008, there was another opening and I took it. Now I design entire LEGO cities for LEGOLAND attractions around the globe.
Since then, not only has my interest in LEGO grown, but so has my love for architecture and design, particularly in theme parks. Someday I hope to go from designing and planning LEGO buildings to designing and planning real ones that are just as exciting.
Watch me and two of my coworkers talk about our work and we love it at TedX 2012 Youth San Diego: