Cesar Valdez is a Dominican Republic native currently completing the 5th year of his architecture career at Drury University. In 2008, Cesar relocated from the Caribbean to the St. Louis Metro Area before making the decision to attend Drury. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Architecture degree with a Global Studies minor at Drury. In addition to his academic commitment, Cesar is an active leader in several organizations around campus. He served as secretary of the DesignBuild Club and he is the current president of Sigma Pi, Epsilon-Rho chapter at Drury University.
After spending a semester abroad in Aegina, Greece, Cesar spent his winter travelling around Europe, learning about art and architectural history. Cesar got involved in For Burkina during his architectural internship at Casey Architecture, where he met Co-Founder Brittany Layton. In his free time, Cesar loves to spend* time with friends and family, enjoys watching movies and sports, and loves fishing and boating. In addition, Cesar is an adventurous person who enjoys travelling and discovering new places.
As an architecture student, Cesar has a strong interest in humanitarian design, and is excited for the impact that he can make on peoples’ lives as part of the For Burkina team. He is currently working on his senior thesis project, which seeks to address cultural and social issues in less developed countries through architecture, and he hopes to apply this knowledge to change the lives of children and the people of Burkina Faso.