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Kai Blatt was recognized for earning a spot on the Dean's ListWesleyan acknowledges high academic achievement at the end of each semester. Students who earn a semester GPA of 93.350 or better will be named to the Dean's List and will have a permanent transcript notation of this achievement.Fall 2014 - Spring 2017Added by Kai
Kai Blatt was recognized for study abroadI spent the fall of 2015 studying at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. I lived with a host family while studying architecture, learning Danish, and earning credits toward my B.A.Fall 2015Added by Kai
Kai Blatt was recognized for earning a spot on an honors listFall 2010 - Spring 2013Added by Kai
Awards & Recognition
Kai Blatt was recognized for a research project/grantI received the Bernard J. Zawisa '49 Endowed Studio Art Award, a grant awarded to two rising seniors to fund a summer learning or research experience in preparation for their theses in Studio Art. I spent part of my summer using photography to document urban development in Los Angeles in preparation for my thesis in painting.Spring 2016Added by Kai
Kai Blatt was recognized for earning an academic awardRhode Island School of Design AwardSpring 2013Added by Kai
Activities & Affiliations
Second StageSet DesignerAs set designer for the Fall 2016 production of Wieland: A Musical, I worked with my co-designer to transform a 19th century living room into the setting for a surreal American Gothic comedy.
Fall 2016Added by Kai
Wesleyan University Center for the Arts
Wood Shop MonitorJanuary 2016 - May 2017
Supervised students working in the wood shop, including use of power tools and a laser cutter. Provided guidance on projects while maintaining a safe environment.
Department Specialist Theater TechnicianSeptember 2013 - December 2013
Hung and focused lights. Built set and prop pieces.
DesignerAugust 2016 - April 2017
I redesigned the interface for a start-up investor reviewing website while also consulting on the company's branding. I created detailed page mockups and specifications in Adobe Creative Suite and collaborated closely with engineering to implement prototypes.
Doris Duke InternJune 2016 - August 2016
As part of my second summer with the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program, I was paired with the environmental nonprofit Forterra for a five-week internship. There I worked as part of a four-person team to explore the Millennial mindset in the greater Puget Sound region through a combination of filmed interviews and widespread polling. At the end of the summer our team delivered a co-authored editorial for the Ampersand magazine and produced 14 videos for a multimedia website.
University of Washington
Doris Duke Conservation ScholarJune 2015 - August 2016
I spent two summers with a diverse and passionate cohort in an experiential-learning program to promote inclusivity in the future of conservation leadership and disciplines.
2016: Developed a research project around perceptions of green space and urban density in the greater Seattle area. Conducted an online survey and presented findings in the form of a poster at the program summit.
2015: Met with ecologists and conservation professionals around Washington State to analyze the impact of human development on natural environments, learn different conservation approaches, and discuss how conservation is related to cultural heritage and environmental justice. Worked with a diverse group of students to evaluate conservation issues in urban and exurban environments, developing communication and teamwork skills.
Wesleyan University Web and Video Services
Videographer/EditorJanuary 2016 - May 2016
Directed a three-person team to produce a series of short videos. Duties included developing content, scouting subjects and scheduling shoots, setting up and conducting on-camera interviews, and consulting on editing.
Fung + Blatt Architects
Associate DesignerJune 2011 - August 2015
Drafted architectural plans and construction details. Created three-dimensional digital models. Created presentations for architecture competitions. Constructed study and presentation models. Organized and updated files.
Marlborough Summer School
Assistant TeacherJune 2015 - June 2015
Designed projects and taught carpentry as part of a leadership workshop for girls ages 10-14
Teaching AssistantJune 2013 - August 2013
Taught hand building and wheel ceramics to students ages 6 - 14
Wesleyan University New Media Lab
Videographer/EditorSeptember 2013 - May 2015
Filmed and edited video podcasts for online publication