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“With the money we earned, I hope to buy software to teach architecture that will allow us to write sketches, notes and dimensions,” Bowlin said.

Bowlin is now in his fifth year of teaching.

“The best part of teaching is when kids have learned about safety and can finally access the tools to start building,” Bowlin said. “I love seeing my students take the math they’ve learned in class and apply it to something they’re working on in the shop.”

Bowlin said she was exposed to construction when she was 10 years old. His grandfather and father had their own construction company knocking down houses. She and her brothers would help flip at least one house a year.

“It was a fun experience growing up, so I always loved building,” she said. “That’s what brought me to Auburn with football.”

Bowlin played on the Auburn University women’s soccer team for four years. After graduating with a building science degree in 2013, Bowlin worked as an assistant project manager at Turner Construction in Huntsville.

“It was a really good learning experience for me because that’s the kind of stuff they don’t really teach you in school, and I just fell in love with trades,” Bowlin said.