Mariana Gonzalez Medrano

Mariana Gonzalez Medrano is an M.Arch student at MIT. She is from Mexicali, Mexico, and got her BA summa cum laude in Architecture from Princeton University in 2017. Her professional experience includes teaching a seminar on postcolonial and feminist theory in Mexico City, and completing an architectural design internship at OMA Hong Kong. As a student, her interests remain broad, but she is particularly invested in questions of image and representation, muralism as a spatial form of narrative, the anthropocene and its scales of operation, teaching and education, and sound art.


2013 - 2017
B.A. in Architecture, summa cum laude, Princeton University

Professional Experience

2019 - 2019
Architectural Design Intern, OMA
2017 - 2018
Public Seminar Co-Instructor, Mexico's Secretary of Culture
2017 - 2017
Exhibitions & Publications Intern, Tatiana Bilbao Estudio
2017 - 2017
Exhibitions Intern, MoMA New York
2016 - 2016
Research Fellow , University of Tokyo


2017 - 2018
El Rule Research and Teaching Fellow, Centro Cultural el Rule, Mexico Secretary of Culture
2017 -
Honorable Mention for Most Oustanding Undergraduate Thesis in Architecture, Princeton University
2013 -
California Congressional Award for Community Service, State Government of California
2013 -
MANA Scholarship Recipient, MANA de San Diego: A National Latina Organization
2013 -
QuestBridge Scholar, QuestBridge