Sierra is a native of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. She grew up surrounded by the rural landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and quickly developed a love of plants and all things wild. As an undergraduate at the University of Oregon, Sierra earned bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Studies and Philosophy and worked as a gardener on campus. She was introduced to landscape architecture in her senior year, and decided it could be the perfect discipline to combine her interests in art, ecology, and environmental philosophy. As a student and emerging professional, Sierra is interested in translating the spatial and sensory experiences of rural landscapes into an urban context to shape wild, immersive spaces for the public realm.

Currently, Sierra is a graduate student in the landscape architecture program at the University of Washington. Outside of Site Workshop, Sierra stays busy with academic projects and other creative endeavors. In her free time she enjoys swimming, hiking, and exploring around Seattle. 

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