I recently graduated from Ithaca College with majors in
Environmental Studies and Architectural Studies.
interest in landscape design and urban ecology has led me
to explore ways to make human-dominated landscapes
more comfortable and beautiful for us,
while ensuring they are hospitable to our native flora and fauna.
focus in both research and practice is on better integrating our human
spaces with a landscape populated by a diverse native ecosystem.
I believe that by decreasing barriers between landscapes we consider to be "human" and those that we consider "natural,"
we can stimulate greater biodiversity and build deeper connections with our local ecosystems.