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This Fellow is an exceptional woman

Exceptional. That is what HERA laboratory planners thinks of Lab Architect Monica Moore-Žigo, AIA.

Monica is not only an alumna of Washington University in St. Louis, but she is also a Fellow of The Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellowship Program. This cross-disciplinary fellowship program was founded in 1974 by the Monticello College Foundation and Washington University to provide women of exceptional promise with the academic resources to become leaders in their career fields and society while committing to the betterment of humanity.

Before pursuing architecture at Washington University, Monica applied for the program and was accepted after a national and highly competitive selection process. To put it in perspective, according to their 2018-2019 annual report the program received 794 applications of which only 10 offers were extended and six accepted. Monica received a full tuition scholarship to assist her with earning her Master of Architecture.

The Olin Fellowship annually plans and hosts a conference which provides fellows and alumnae the opportunity to learn and network with world-renowned thought leaders and leading industry professionals. This year, the Olin Fellowship is celebrating its 45th year with the She Leads conference on October 24 – 25 and has opened the event to the public. More than 70 speakers, including Keynote Speaker Dr. Jill Biden, will be in attendance, as will Monica and HERA President Laurie Sperling.

HERA is pleased to have representatives from our firm at this important event for women. We encourage Monica to continue changing the world, one lab at a time.

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