Daisy believes that the spaces we inhabit influence the ways we perceive, understand, and act in the world. Landscape architecture has the capacity to broaden our perspectives, introduce new sensations and grow ideas.
Prior to pursuing landscape architecture, Daisy worked at Stuyvesant Cove Park, a waterfront park in New York City, where she was in charge of plantings, maintenance, and programming. During her tenure, Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge came through and devastated the park’s plantings and hardscape. Several outcomes followed, including the redesign of the park’s plantings with a focus on resiliency; a new understanding of the immediacy of climate change; and an interest in design.
Daisy returned to school and received her MLA from Cornell University, where she participated in research on flood risk perception. She also holds a BA in Studio Arts from Clark University, with a focus on drawing and fiber arts. She loves plants, walking in both cities and wilderness, and drawing.