As an environmental designer at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Michelle oversees multiple offsite projects that include master plan development, urban prairie creation, native turfgrass installation, stream bank restoration, as well as green roof, green wall and other innovative plant design projects. She has experience collaborating with a diverse client base of developers, architects, landscape architects, planners and municipal officials. In addition to leading offsite consulting projects, Michelle is experienced in GIS, field mapping, plant and ecological field surveys and writing ecological reports and inventories. She also serves as a guest reviewer and lecturer at The University of Texas School of Architecture.
Her previous experience with ecology and environmental science stems from five years of work as an environmental consultant, field ecologist and environmental lab technician (respectively). In 2013 Michelle graduated at the top of her class with a master’s degree in landscape architecture from The University of Texas at Austin. During her academic career she received multiple design awards, including an Honorable Mention from the National Urban Land Institute for the competitive 2013 Hines Competition. She also holds a bachelor’s in environmental studies with a minor in biology from Virginia Commonwealth University.