AIA Northern Virginia
Women in Architecture
WIA Steering Committee

Rebecca Pantschyschak, AIACo-Chair (2020), WIA Northern Virginia
Rebecca Pantschyschak, AIA
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Rebecca Pantschyschak is an Associate at ZGF Architects in Washington, DC. Originally from southeastern Virginia, Rebecca received a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech and has resided in Arlington and Fairfax for five years and has been a member of AIA Northern Virginia for two years. She has experience in various project types including multifamilly, mixed-use, and office, with a passion for leadership, organization, design, and documentation. Rebecca is also active in her local community and enjoys spending time at home with her husband and cat.
aianovawia@gmail.com

Katie Selis, AIACo-Chair (2019 + 2020), WIA Northern Virginia
Katie Selis, AIA
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Katie Selis is a licensed architect at Studio 27 Architecture in Washington DC with ten years of experience. She received her undergraduate education at the University of Virginia and obtained her Master’s degree from UC Berkeley. Katie possesses a broad range of project experience in multi-family residential, K-12 institutional, commercial interiors, urban adaptive reuse, and affordable and supportive housing markets. Katie became an active member of the WIA Committee in 2018 and is also a member of the AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee and Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program Advisory Committee in addition to being a 2018 scholar of the program. As a Co-Chair of WIA, Katie strives to expand the committee’s outreach and collaborative efforts to engage more women architects in the DC and Maryland regions in addition to Virginia.
aianovawia@gmail.com

Becca Menzy, AIACo-Chair (2019 + 2020), Past Chair (2018) WIA Northern Virginia
Rebecca Mezny, AIA
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Rebecca has brought her excellent design, problem-solving and leadership talents to a variety of project types, including multi-family mixed-use, government, retail, renovation, office, commercial interiors, hospitality & various master planning efforts. From her extensive experience in Revit, she has implemented Revit standards for quality control and Revit proficiency, firm-wide. When she’s not doing what she loves, she enjoys her time with who she loves: her husband and 2 kids.
aianovawia@gmail.com

April Drake Past Chair (2016 + 2017), WIA Northern Virginia
April Drake, AIA, LEED® AP
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April is a licensed architect with over 10 years of experience in commercial and educational facilities. She joined the WIA Committee in 2013, prior to receiving her license. Recently, April has joined forces with local Girl Scout Troops in order to introduce architecture to girls age 7-10. Her goal is to create programs for girls up to age 15/16.
aianovawia@gmail.com


Social Media Coordinator, WIA Northern Virginia
Valerie Poutous

Events/Social Coordinator, WIA Northern Virginia
Nastasia Buckley


Past Chair, WIA Northern Virginia
Jo Anne Murray, AIA

Past Chair, WIA Northern Virginia
Sonia Jarboe, AIA

Past Chair, WIA Northern Virginia
Valerie Hassett, FAIA