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Penn State Schreyer Honors College . University Park, Pennsylvania . 2005 . 2010

Bachelor of Arts with honors in Landscape Architecture

Cumulative GPA 3.74/4

Sede di Roma . Rome, Italy . Spring 2009

University of New South Wales . Sydney, Australia . Autumn 2008



Luca Peralta Studio . Rome, Italy . Spring 2011

Junior Landscape Designer: Responsible for developing and modeling facade designs for Prada; produced and packaged conceptual designs for several 40-story residential towers in Mumbai, India

EcoLand . Beijing, China . Autumn 2010

Junior Designer: Responsible for interpreting and drafting a section of the Zaha Hadid project “Galaxy” in Beijing; worked on and presented multiple urban design and city planning projects in mainland China and the island of Hainan

Land Designs By Ellison . Vail Valley, Colorado . Summer 2009

Crew Leader: Oversaw installation of residential and resort planting designs including perennial beds, trees in reforestation projects and irrigation systems


Technical Skills

Proficient: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, AutoCAD, Ecotect, SketchUP, Microsoft Word, WordPress

Familiar: Microsoft Excel, Rhino, 3ds Max, ArcMap, Flash.


Honors and Accolades

American Society of Landscape Architects Student Honor Award

The College of Arts and Architecture Creative Achievement Award

Dean’s List All Semesters

Schreyer Ambassador Travel Grant

John O. Simonds Honor Award for Creativity

Departmental Award for Excellence in Landscape Architecture

Center Section PA/DEL Chapter ASLA Academic Scholarship


Course Work

Thesis Research & World Travel

A year of university funded research abroad studying the relationship between nature and urban environments culminating in an 80 page undergraduate honors thesis readable online at

Regional Planning and Community Design

Large scale design with a focus on ecosystems and cultural relationships practiced in an effort to foster sustainable and environmentally aware communities

Vegetation Ecology and Landscape Design

Application of ecological and GIS data analysis to landscape design and management

Design Implementation

Principles of site design and water management including grading standards, ADA requirements and the development of AutoCAD assisted construction/planting documents