Alexis is a recent graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) Degree and a minor in Geography. During her tenure at the University of Oregon Alexis pursued an education that emphasized the systems, forces, and networks at play in our landscapes and around our built environments by seeking a better understanding of what plants composed the surrounding vernacular and what sociocultural systems were at play.
Alexis has experience with the residential scale design and maintenance and spent two years as a gardener for the Museum of Natural and Cultural History honing her understanding of native plants through various seasons and climatic conditions.
As a student she wanted to be involved both with leadership and hands-on opportunities. As the UO ASLA BLA Outreach Coordinator, Alexus facilitated many peer-to-peer skill-shares to better acquaint younger students with more seasoned students to allow the opportunity for interdependence among cohorts. As a Co-Director for CASL (Community for the Advancement of Sustainable Living) she acted as the Landscape facilitator and the big picture coordinator, making sure that the year plan was unfolded, and the landscape maintenance was kept up to par with University standards. Alexis also acted as Treasurer to manage the organization’s finances over the year.
Alexis plans to pursue a master’s degree in Geography – of the fluvial variety – with a major focus in GIS. She is inspired to become the head landscape architect of a large campus, or system of vegetation, helping to steward its growth and evolution through climate change under my purview.
Alexis is passionate, nerdy about very specific things, and driven by nature. Watercolors, charcoals, and pens can always be found nearby. She reads too much, hikes often, and dreams of building a tiny home surrounded by an edible landscape and miniature animals.