Sarah-Jane Vatelot has been working in the field of architecture since 2007, passing through structural engineering and interior design firms onto tackling high-profile architectural projects in the Tampa Bay Area. She has a passion for architecture and its ability to participate in and positively affect social change. She received her Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida in 2007 and her Master’s in Architecture from the University of South Florida’s School of Architecture and Community Design in 2019. Her Master’s Thesis “Where have all the Mangoes Gone? Reactivating the Tropicana Field site – on the Threshold of St Petersburg’s History, Culture and Memory.” was published in 2019 by the St Petersburg Press and has contributed to the shift in public discourse surrounding the redevelopment of the former Gas Plant Neighborhood. Sarah-Jane was subsequently invited to join the Sugar Hill Community Partners Development Team in drafting a proposal for the 86 acres of land in the heart of St Petersburg. The proposal is one of the two finalists currently under consideration with Mayor Ken Welch’s office. She looks forward to participating in the one of the largest and most transformational projects in the Southeastern United States in her adoptive hometown.
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