Studying art at the University of Puget Sound taught me the skills needed to thrive in various creative industries. Through the diversity in methods and mediums taught, I have drawn on my education to work in printmaking, graphic design, and landscape architecture. While at UPS, I integrated my minor in environmental policy into my artwork; these explorations eventually led me to a graduate degree in Landscape Architecture. In my graduate program, I was able to draw on tools I had learned at UPS to thrive, specifically time management, studio culture and critiques, and the ability to translate a concept into a visual representation. Now working within the profession of landscape architecture, I can manage projects from concept to construction administration with the tools and creative thinking I learned at UPS.
I am currently working at Studio-MLA in Los Angeles, where I work on a range of projects from the Los Angeles River Revitalization to civic and commercial landscapes throughout the city. In the next year, I will begin my licensure exams.