Jennifer Asselstine is the Undergraduate Director of the School of Architecture at the Academy of Art University since 2012 and has 35 years of experience in architecture and design. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from University of Minnesota, where she received an award from the American Institute of Architects. She studied at London’s Architectural Association and worked in the U.S., London, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney. Her project design for the Red Cross Headquarters Blood Processing Center was recognized with a design award from the American Society of Interior Designers. She has lead award winning teams in the Design Build Studio and teaches Sustainability and Building Systems, as well as First Year Studio. In her tenure as Director, Jennifer Asselstine has promoted the development of a B.Arch and B.A. degree programs that value diversity, empathy, collaboration and community-driven design.