Leadership in Landscape Scholarship/Fellowship Winners
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- ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarship
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- Hawaii Chapter/David T. Woolsey Scholarship
- Landscape Forms Design for People Scholarship
- Peridian International Inc./Rae L. Price, FASLA Scholarship
- Rain Bird Intelligent Use of Water Scholarship
- Steven G. King Play Environments Scholarship
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Fiona McAnally is a graduate student in plant sciences at the University of Tennessee. Her master’s thesis research focuses on documenting the historical, cultural, and botanical significance of heirloom vegetables that continue to be grown in home gardens in Southern Appalachia. Fiona grew up on a farm in East Tennessee and spent many summers gardening with family members while developing a life long interest in history. Fiona graduated from the University of Tennessee in political science and worked in state and federal government in Washington D.C. before returning to Tennessee where she became the Director of Ramsey House Plantation, a 1797 historic house museum. Working with a well-known regional seed saver, Fiona reconnected with vegetable gardening through demonstration gardens. Eventually, she decided to return to academics to gain a background in plant science and pursue her research goals in heirloom plants.
2012 Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship
University of Tennessee
Castro first came to appreciate the importance of landscape architecture, particularly stormwater management, working summers in the poor, often-flooded hillside communities south of Bogata, Colombia, her native city. Recognized for her organizational and illustrative talents and inquisitive nature, the outstanding third-year undergraduate student at the University of Florida Department of Landscape Architecture aspires to demonstrate by example that the profession is wide open to Latin American women. As a community volunteer, she shares her love of the profession and teaches others of the landscape architect’s value in strengthening cultural identity. She mentors minority high school students and encourages their interest in landscape architecture as a profession of choice.
2012 ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarship
University of Florida
Osinubi, as an undergraduate, already has her sights set on a doctorate in urban planning with a focus on how landscape architecture can improve living conditions in dense, underprivileged neighborhoods. A third-year student at the University of Georgia, she founded the Multicultural Society of Landscape Architecture to support her fellow minority students in pursuing landscape architecture. She draws inspiration from her parents, who immigrated to the U.S. from West Africa and struggle to support her professional pursuits. As a volunteer, she helps others learn the Yoruba language and is active in the Georgia Society of Landscape Architecture, the African Student Union, the Feminist Club, and the Athens, Ga., community.
2012 ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarship
University of Georgia
Through his studies in landscape architecture at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Kane has developed a fascination with the beauty and function of nature, an obsession in design detail, and an enthusiasm for understanding how people react to outdoor spaces. His goal for the future is to design places that promote interaction between humans and the outdoors in a society that is growing increasingly disconnected from the natural world. Kane hopes to inspire people to explore and appreciate nature as well as use the technologies that are causing the disconnect in designed spaces to increase human interaction with outdoors. The Courtland Paul Scholarship has made it possible for Kane to continue his education and progress in the field of landscape architecture. He would like to thank all involved for awarding him this scholarship and for supporting his current and future career goals.
2012 Courtland Paul Scholarship
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Jose Alvarez is currently seeking his Master’s degree in landscape architecture at Florida International University (FIU). Born in Bogota, Colombia he came to the USA and took residence in Miami, FL. He began his higher education by attaining a bachelor’s in business administration specializing in finance & international business and then shifted to pursue landscape architecture. The focus of his studies is deeply rooted in utilizing landscape architecture as a catalyst of cultural and ecological regeneration. Research and design studios have concentrated in methods and practices of brownfield remediation. Moreover, he was elected as the 2012-2013 ASLA Board of Trustees Student Representative. Through the support of the Landscape Architecture Foundation and the EDSA Minority Scholarship, he will be able to continue his field studies in utilizing landscape architecture practices as strategies of economic, cultural and ecological restoration of impoverished communities in South & Central America.
2012 EDSA Minority Scholarship
Florida International University
John Musser is a Master of Landscape Architecture candidate at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. His current foci within landscape architecture include exploring the relationship between human and environmental spaces, natural environment as an expanded notion of sustainability, and examining the role of socio-cultural systems in the formation of a destinationʼs sense of place. The Hawaii Chapter/David T. Woolsey Scholarship will provide John a means to study first-hand the development of responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment and successfully balance the needs of all users. After completing his
Masterʼs degree in Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, John will use a multidisciplinary approach to explore the areas of resort design, urban revitalization, and ecological design while keeping the needs of the environment at the forefront of his design work.
2012 Hawaii Chapter / David T Woolsey Scholarship
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Laura was drawn to landscape architecture out of a respect for her environment and its effect on people. She will graduate from Cornell University in 2012 with her bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture. Throughout her education at Cornell and beyond, she has been fascinated by the field of human-environment relations, seeing sociology and psychology as fundamental dimensions of landscape architecture. She became interested in memorial design as a result of the devastating February 22nd earthquake in New Zealand that she experienced firsthand during a semester abroad in Christchurch. At first inspired by a professor there, and now through her honors thesis, Interpreting Experience in the Landscape of Loss, she hopes to better understand the effects of memorial design on societies and individuals, and in turn, gain insight into the creation of truly captivating public places. She is excited by the power we have as designers to contribute to the well-being of individuals, communities, and the earth.
2012 Landscape Forms Design For People Scholarship
“Over the past 4 years at Cal Poly Pomona I have had the opportunity to work with some great professors, faculty and classmates. Without their guidance, hard work, motivation, and inspiration I would not be the same student or student leader I am today. I have learned the importance of making mistakes which has led me to embrace change. My design aesthetic has changed many times over the past four years but my work ethic has remained the same. My critical insight and curiosity has allowed me to embrace the unique relationship between infrastructure and the human condition. I sometimes only experience this ephemeral relationship as I pass it in a train, car, or on a bike but I hope to investigate these relationships through my continued education as a student of landscape architecture and urban design.”
2012 Peridian International Inc./Rae L. Price, FASLA Scholarship
California Polytechnic State University, Pomona
Recipient of the Rain Bird Intelligent Use of Water Scholarship, Julie Matthews is a student of landscape architecture at Penn State University. Julie is in her fourth-year of the five-year professional degree program and is currently studying abroad in Germany. While also completing a minor in sociology, Julie has expressed interest in both the health of the environment as well as the health of society. She has always had dedication for conservation, ecological issues, and a keen interest in the urban environment. Julie has remained an active student at Penn State University through several clubs and committees, as well as holding a part-time job in the university library. Thanks to the Rain Bird Intelligent Use of Water Scholarship, Julie is able to continue with her studies and plans to dedicate her career to the public realm, where she can utilize her skills as a creative designer to influence solutions for a more sustainable world.
2012 Rain Bird Intelligent Use of Water Scholarship
Pennsylvania State University
Nathan Deig is currently a senior at Ball State University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture with a minor in environmental management. As a professional in the field of landscape architecture, he desires to respect and protect nature while designing spaces that will teach the leaders of tomorrow, children, about nature through experiences in the natural environment and conducting ecological restorations. Events throughout his life have molded him into a person who has a heart for providing children with opportunities to learn through hands-on experiences in the outdoors. He would like to thank the Steven G. King Play Environments Scholarship for helping students, specifically those who desire to emphasize the importance of allowing children to develop through play on structures in outdoor spaces, like him pursue their educational and professional dreams.
2012 Steven G. King Play Environments Scholarship
Ball State University