Mary has lived all over North America, but the Midwest continues to captivate her imagination. While earning a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Master of Design Studies in Energy and Environment from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, she focused her research on prairie conservation. She was originally drawn to landscape architecture by an early interest in environmentalism. This passion continued to develop through a collaborative project, Wild Interfaces, which explores the intersection of landscape architecture and conservation. With a background in architecture, Mary brings an interest in designing at all scales, from guardrail details to continental mapping. And while she enjoys the unpredictable and non-linear processes of design, she can just as well appreciate the methodical process of a good decluttering session.