In 2018 I was honored to win a two-stage design competition for the Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship. I chose to spend two months of the fellowship in Rome. The main inquiry of my time there was consumed with the question of how memory could become a catalyst for design. The following summer I returned to Rome with the Robert A.M. Stern Summer Rome program through the Yale school of architecture where I pursued the same question while adding to my knowledge about the city and its history. Subsequently, I have many drawings from and about Rome though only a small sample is present here. Perception, memory, and the role of drawing in design are themes that run through all of the work.