Core Faculty & Admissions Manager, The Conway School
Graduate Program in Ecological Landscape Design and Planning
A “reader” of the built environment, I explore landscapes with curiosity and scrutiny. Seeing the world through multiple lenses, across disciplines, and over time grew in part from spending my childhood exploring the edge of a lake and wetlands in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. My curiosity in the edge between the textured murk of the swamp and cultivated land evolved into an academic interest. I developed a passion for the relationship between people and the land.
I explored this passion in undergraduate school (B.A. Architecture & Urbanism with a minor in Landscape Studies, Smith College) and graduate school (M.A. Ecological Landscape Design, The Conway School) and applied it to real world problems by creating my own small business. I began by creating landscape designs for clients on the residential and institutional scales (from the backyard to the college campus). In Spring 2013, I entered the field of design education as an assistant in an undergraduate architecture studio at Smith College, and a reader in a landscape studies lecture course. I returned to practice that May, starting work as a green infrastructure project designer at Nitsch Engineering. In 2015, after a summer as the Boasberg Fellow at The Cultural Landscape Foundation, I started teaching full time in the graduate program at the Conway School's new Easthampton campus.
When I am not teaching, you might find me reading, photographing plants, gardening, exploring new landscapes, and getting to know my community in Northampton, Massachusetts.