Erica received her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Horticulture from University of Vermont and then completed her Master of Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon in 2020. A native of Vermont, she returned to the state after practicing in Colorado. Erica has a strong knowledge of native plant communities and is passionate about designing to showcase ecological qualities that reflect a site’s cultural context. Her master’s thesis developed a framework for designing trail systems that protect sensitive plant and animal species while leading people through beautiful landscapes to increase appreciation for protected natural areas. Her work received a 2020 ASLA National Student Honor Award.