Sara finds that in considering the relationship between ecology, culture, and craft, there are often many powerful departure points for design. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a Master of City Planning from MIT, and a BA in Sociology and Statistics from Boston University. Sara has received several awards, including Harvard’s Penny White Award, the Heffernan Prize, and the Ross Silberberg Memorial Award for Urban Design among others. She writes and lectures in the discourses of landscape architecture and urbanism, and was named the 2014 National Olmsted Scholar by the Landscape Architecture Foundation. Concurrent to working at GGN, Sara continues to work with the Mayor’s Office of Rio de Janeiro in spearheading the design of a Circuit of African Heritage in the city’s downtown region.