Aldrin James Gaffud

MIT Department: Architecture
Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida
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My name is Aldrin Gaffud (he/they), and I was born in the Philippines. I am a fourth year at the University of Florida, studying both Architecture and Civil Engineering. My goal is to create spaces that promote inclusivity and activism, and I hope to do this as a researcher, as an architect/engineer, and as a future professor. I also aspire to find architectural solutions to improve the lives of marginalized communities. When I’m not focused on academia, I dance, play volleyball, and read queer literature.