Jenn Engelke, PLA, ASLA, is a licensed landscape architect and currently a PhD student in the interdisciplinary program of the built environment at University of Washington. Her research interests focus on ecological design and restoration in urban areas, specifically exploring the design interaction between people and ecological environments. Jenn’s private practice experiences in Austin, TX and Chicago, IL involved projects spanning from community planning to ecological restoration and ranging in scale from 30,000 acre planning efforts and 700+ acre ecosystem restorations to residential settings. Additionally, she led community engagement efforts that focused on enhancing bird habitats in small parks. Jenn completed her MLA at Kansas State University and currently serves on Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Board of Directors.