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Senior Landscape Architect
"I find landscape architecture to be one of the most fascinating careers. I love the balance between creativity and science," explains Katya, who was drawn to landscape architecture during her childhood years; months on end were spent at her grandmother's farm in Russia where she first felt a deep connection to the Earth.
Katya joins us from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she operated her own garden design company and worked at the University of New Mexico as a graduate research assistant. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history of art with honors from the University of Culture and Arts in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and a Masters of Landscape Architecture with distinction from the University of New Mexico.
With a passion for gardening, Katya has found new interests in taekwondo, snowboarding, hiking and cooking some of her family’s favourite Russian recipes. Recently, Katya participated in an international garden festival in France where she and a team built their garden design, one of 20 designs chosen from 300 proposals.
"The path is the goal."-Mahatma Gandhi