I am a third-year PhD student Landscape Architecture, pursuing a graduate minor in European Union Studies. I am interested in how the decisions we make about landscapes can affect—and are affected by— climate change. I focus on how big climate goals are being pursued in the US and Europe, using Illinois and Sweden as case studies. Recently, I have been studying Swedish with support from FLAS Fellowships through the European Union Center. Before coming back to graduate school, I founded an environmental non-profit; previously, I worked as a university extension agent in Chicago, a conservation land manager in Maine and a field ecologist in other infinitely fascinating places. I received an M.E.S. in ecosystem science and management from Yale University and a B.A. in environmental studies from the University of Kansas.