Linley J. Green
Linley Green grew up in the high desert of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she earned her BFA with an emphasis in painting and sculpture from the University of New Mexico in 2011. Her undergraduate work focused on how spaces are constructed and organized and how these choices can be used to frame our experience and perceptions of place. After college she moved to Taos, NM, where she spent a lot of time exploring the surrounding mountains and mesas. She moved to New York City in 2013, where she worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Met Breuer. While in New York she became acutely aware of how one’s quality of life is deeply connected to their access to green and natural spaces, so she began taking classes at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden as a way to reconnect with the natural world. She decided to pursue a graduate degree in landscape architecture not only because the field perfectly encompasses all of her interests, but because she would like to use her creative skills to solve real world problems. Her goal is to shape spaces in ways that encourage people to connect with their environment and in turn make them feel a sense of stewardship for it. She also wants to research ways to address climate change through design so that she can help preserve the Southwestern landscape that she loves so dearly. She is looking forward to joining a profession that actively improves communities and the environment.