Rachel Nagy

Lighting Design Intern

Rachel is a senior studying Architectural Engineering at Lawrence Technological University with a specialization in electrical and lighting systems. She is an active member of Tau Beta Pi’s Michigan Eta chapter, has helped lead the LTU student chapters of ASHRAE, AEI, and IES, and has been on the Student Leadership Committee for the Honors Program.

Also wanting to express her artistic side, Rachel is actively involved in The LTU Society of Dramatic Arts. With this organization, Rachel has built and painted sets, installed and operated theatrical lights, acted, and directed. As head of PR for the organization, she oversees the creation of printed and electronic communications and ad campaigns.

Rachel finds her experience in the arts and humanities helps influence her creativity as a designer and as an engineer. She enjoys balancing physics and math with creativity that can influence perception of the world around us.

“I have always admired how light can affect our feelings. Whether it’s daylight, electric light, or effects lights in a theatre, light can elicit strong positive emotions. I knew going into Architectural Engineering that lighting design was one of the more creative subdisciplines, so I’m happy that I’ve ended up on this track.”

“So far, I have thoroughly enjoyed how integrated into the team I feel despite working remotely. I know my knowledge and understanding of the lighting design process will only deepen, and I’m excited to explore these possibilities.”