Kenzie is a current fifth-year student studying Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University with an emphasis in Horticulture. She was born and raised in Des Moines, IA into a family of five that enjoys camping and exploring the outdoors. Her early exposure to nature and her love of art led Kenzie to pursue a career in design, which later developed into a passion for urban planning and the creation of public spaces. She was able to gain experience in urban and planting design during her internship at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. in New York. After graduation, Kenzie looks forward to designing spaces using ecological design while educating the public about sustainable living.