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2018 IIDA Career Bootcamp Panelists


Allison Brown

Allison Brown, Student IIDA


Allison Brown, a senior at Utah State University, is the 2018 IIDA Student of the Year. She has served as vice president and, more recently, president of the university’s IIDA Campus Center. Throughout her time as an IIDA Student Member, she has mentored several students to become more involved in IIDA, the campus center, and chapter events. Brown’s dedication and eagerness to learn have helped her to graduate magna cum laude and become LEED Green Associate. For several years, she has participated in humanitarian projects through Project Amigo in Colima, Mexico. Brown is looking forward to starting her career as a professional designer.   


Lindzey Duval

Lindzey Duval, Student IIDA
Interior Design Coordinator


Lindzey Duval, IIDA Student of the Year 2017, is working as an interior design coordinator at HDR in Chicago where she currently focuses on corporate and healthcare environments. Duval moved to Chicago in July of 2017 after completing her bachelor’s degree at Texas State University. She is a passionate designer who is dedicated to creating memorable, human-centered designs that have a positive and lasting impact. With dedication to mentorship and culture, she remains highly involved in IIDA and her local Illinois chapter. Duval is excited to continue to develop her skills as a designer and strive for design excellence in Chicago and beyond.   


Tara Headley

Tara Headley, Associate IIDA 
Interior Designer
Hendrick, Inc.


Tara Headley, IIDA Student of the Year 2015, is an interior designer currently specializing in corporate workplace environments at Hendrick, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia. She was born and raised on the island of Barbados and proudly represents her Caribbean heritage through her cooking skills and love of bright colors in her fashion choices. Her life goals are to travel the world to experience as many cultures as possible, as she believes diversity is one of life’s greatest inspirations. For Headley, designing is a privilege and a means to change the way we see the world.


Amy Leigh Hufford

Amy Leigh Hufford, Associate IIDA 
Interior Designer


Amy Leigh Hufford, IIDA Student of the Year 2016, is a corporate workplace interior designer at NELSON's Philadelphia office. When she isn't working, she's an active member of the IIDA Philadelphia City Center and PhilaU's First Five alumni association. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, riding her bike, taking care of exotic animals, planning trips, and playing with her cat.