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Hello! My name is Kat and I will be graduating from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana for Landscape Architecture. I couldn't have picked a better major for myself as I love every aspect of the work I get to do. But I also enjoy many other things ranging from writing to art to crafts to costume making. I feel all of these things combine to make me the person that I am and help shape me into the person I wish to become.
Bernheim Forest, Horticulture Intern
The main duty of a Horticulture Intern was to help maintain the main plant display areas, help propagate plants, help the natural horticulture staff, build elements for climbing hydrangeas and work on an individual design project for Bernheim to implement.
Borders Inc, Book Seller
The Job of Sales Associate consisted of helping customers with: purchases at the register,
inquiries at main information, and helped with store inventory.
Received Employee of the Month and Quarter for outstanding work on organizing and
executing weekly Harry Potter events for the store.
Chicago Botanic Gardens, Aquatic Plants Maintenance Seasonal Staff
As an Aquatic Plant Maintenance Seasonal Staff I helped design and implement planting guides for aquatic plant species along the shorelines of the Chicago Botanic Gardens, learned and identified native aquatic and terrestrial plants to the area, and cleared the shorelines of invasive species to keep the Gardens in pristine condition.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BArch, Landscape Architecture
Starting in Industrial Engineering I soon decided to listen to my artistic side and enrolled in Landscape Architecture. Though I had never even heard of the job before I transferred into it, I immediately felt like I belonged. I felt all my past and present passions and skills collided into an art form of which I could truly feel satisfied with.
The University of Sheffield, BArch, Landscape Architecture
A want of new settings and atmosphere brought me to the University of Sheffield where I learned more than I could have ever imagined. The new and refreshing landscapes breathed life back into an extinguished fire, doused by monotony and a loss of self. Here I felt inspired and was deeply touched by every rock, piece of moss and leaf I came across throughout the stretches of national beauty the UK holds.
Wadsworth Scholarship, Scholarship
Awarded for outstanding community service in the field of Landscape Architecture. Was the amount of one full, in-state tuition.
Dean's List, Other
The semesters of Spring and Fall 2008 I was on the Dean's List.
Non-Technical in Engineering Open House, 1st Place
During the 2007-2008 school year I was apart of SIGgraph, a club dedicated to 3D short animation and gaming. Throughout the year we developed a short animation piece called Polarity. I did all the Character sheets, 2D artwork and textures for the piece. The movie ended up winning first place for Non-Technical in the University's Engineering Open House.