Congratulations to Sara Steenbergh (MLA, MS ’21), a dual-degree graduate in Landscape Architecture and Ecosystem Science and Management. Sara has been named a 2021 Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) Olmsted Scholar.
Sara and the other 2021 Olmsted Scholars will be formally recognized at an LAF virtual Induction Ceremony in early fall. She will also be invited to attend in-person Olmsted Scholars recognition events and the LAF Annual Benefit planned to be held in conjunction with the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Conference on Landscape Architecture in Nashville, TN, this November.
The LAF Olmsted Scholars Program recognizes and supports students with exceptional leadership potential who are using ideas, influence, communication, service, and leadership to advance sustainable design and foster human and societal benefits.
Sara is also the 2021 winner of the Michigan ASLA Scholarship. This award was established by Clare Jagenow, past president of the Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, to recognize outstanding Landscape Architecture students chosen by the faculty of the Landscape Architecture program.
ABOUT SARA: Sara is interested in ecological and equitable design and how they influence each other. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in English and French and spent several years in the professional world before she did a career U-turn and returned to school where she has been inspired and enraptured by the natural world.
Her team capstone project, "Increasing resistance and reducing vulnerability to invasive species at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore," can be read here.