Deture Culsign lends a hand whenever possible with local organizations to broaden awareness for the profession and give encouragement to youth. At Ace Academy in Chicago, IL, Deture Culsign Principal Kimshasa Baldwin attended as a panel speaker and mock interviewer alongside other designers from Gensler, Perkins and Will and other notable firms. “Making yourself available to teens who are on track for a career in Architecture and Engineering makes a huge difference in their lives. For most of them, they have never met anyone in these professions. When I decided to pursue architecture, I did not know one architect nor did I know anything about the profession. Having someone to provide answers to the many questions which arise when you start planning for college changes the game for them.” Students are juniors and senior on track to attend college.