Hailing from a mining community in Montana, Nichole has long been passionate about community-driven design and environmental justice. She holds two bachelor’s degrees in architecture and international relations, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Landscape Architecture at the U of A. Her interests lie in urban ecology, and how to design places that mutually support human and natural communities. Her master’s research is focused on Tumamoc Hill and emphasizing the role of traditional ecological knowledge and community-based strategies for habitat conservation and the management of urban protected areas. Nichole is interning with WMG’s design-build team and is excited to be working on everything from river restoration design projects and coop workshops to neighborhood stormwater harvesting and beautification projects.