Employee Spotlight: Me’osha Solsberry, Junior Associate

Meet Me’osha Solsberry, Junior Associate. She’s big on charity work geared towards homelessness and youths. She has previously been an organizer at a youth homeless shelter in Chicago that provided over 100 youths with necessities during the holiday season. Being an active member in her I-NOMA Chapter has been one of the highlights of her professional journey. The connections and relationships formed during events have given her a family she never knew she could have in this industry.

She and a team of students built a house from foundation to finish, while in her master’s program at Tulane University. She credits this amazing experience to be fundamental in her educational experience. Find the image of their project in the photos! Also, if you spy her next to a motorcycle… that’s right, she has one and loves to have wind therapy! (how cool is that?!)

She’s passionate about family and bringing people together. Her warm and inviting demeanor makes everyone at ease around her. That added with her decisive creativity, who can guess what she ran as a small business once in her life? You need to read more about this in our questions to her below. We also invite you to get to know her further through her staff bio.

We took some time to get to know Me’osha, and here’s what we learned:

What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?
“Watching a movie or two, or doing some arts and crafts with my nieces and nephews.”

What led you to this career?
“My Harlan High School art teacher, Ms. Newell, asked me what I wanted to do beyond high school and what I liked. I told her Math and drawing. She told me to go get drafting books from our carpentry teacher and the rest is history. She said Architecture was for me and I have been set on this path ever since.”

Do you collect anything?
“I collect the news paper comic “Love Is …”. I have been a collector since I could read the comics. I also collect the Pop collectibles, really love the classic movie collectibles.”

What’s a professional skill you’re currently working on?
“Pushing my understanding of the Chicago building code.”

What’s your favorite family tradition?
“My family is a very competitive family, so we play a lot of games that require us to compete against one another and have game nights often. We also open Christmas presents on Christmas morning at midnight, then stay up all night doing karaoke or playing games.”

What’s one item you want to own that you don’t?
“I want to eventually own my own business, in real estate or Architecture.”

What’s the first thing you bought with your own money?
“The first “job” I had was After School Matters, here in Chicago, when I was in high school. So I’m sure I bought some frivolous memorabilia, LOL, like Tweety bird or Winnie the Pooh.”

What’s something you saw recently that made you smile?
“I saw my grandparents interaction. They crack jokes on one another in one moment and can be fusing in the next, but they just have the most genuine interactions with one another that you can’t help but smile.”

How do you prefer to start and/or end your day?
“In prayer. Before I leave my bed I’m praying and before I close my eyes I’m praying.”

What’s your guilty pleasure?
“I love potato chips!! It’s rather sad. LOL.