Say hello to our new planning fellow, Laurie Ferreras!
Laurie graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor's in ecology, evolution, and natural resources, and is now pursuing a master's degree in landscape architecture, researching Puerto Rico's watershed management in estuaries. Her aim is to implement tropical watershed management strategies for other estuaries on the island that are not protected.
Outside of work, Laurie loves to travel, snorkel, scuba dive, and spend time with friends and family outside. She says, "Life is an adventure, and it's best to spend it with people you love to create memories that will last more than a lifetime."
When asked what she'd like to accomplish at TLCNJ, Laurie says, "To gain more real-life experiences in planning so that I have the knowledge I need to become a successful landscape architect. I want to build connections, expand upon my knowledge, learn how to prepare New Jersey for changes in the climate and use my creativity to make successful plans. I love that time passes by quickly because of the exciting things I am learning and doing."