Richa Date is currently a 5th year Architecture student at Carnegie Mellon University. Growing up, she always maintained a keen interest in both the sciences and arts, and saw architecture as a way to bring these disciplines together. To her, the role of an architect is to create and shape the environment people will live in today, while ensuring its sustainability for the future.

As an aspiring architect, she is interested in all aspects of a building design, planning, and construction, particularly creating livable designs that not only address the aesthetic and functional needs of the community, but are also environmentally responsible and economically effective. She interested in working on projects that involve building renovations and historical restorations.

Outside of studies, she is an active member of the Carnegie student community. She has acted as a student representative on the Student Advisory Council for the School of Architecture, as well as Design Chair for Mayur-South Asian Student Alliance organization. She also was a dancer on a South-Asian Bollywood competitive dance team and is an active member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity Delta Xi Chapter