ASLA-NY 2020 Scholarship Winners

Sarah Dornner, MLA Class of 2020 – 2020 ASLA NY Chapter Honor Award

Sarah Dornner grew up in California at the edge of the Mojave Desert. She holds a BA in Art from UCLA and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University. She received a Master of Landscape Architecture in 2020 from the City College of New York. She hopes to bring artful design solutions to a diverse public realm while creating more robust urban ecosystems that preserve biodiversity in a rapidly changing climate. 

 

Anna McKeigue, MLA Class of 2020 – 2020 ASLA NY Chapter Merit Award

Anna McKeigue received an interdisciplinary degree in Environmental and Urban Studies from Bard College and received a Master of Landscape Architecture in 2020 from the City College of New York. She aspires to practice research-based design that connects people to their immediate environment while advocating for social and environmental equity and inclusion. 

 

Lindsay Ruotolo, MLA Class of 2021 –2020 ASLA NY Chapter Scholarship 

Lindsay Ruotolo is a rising third-year Master of Landscape Architecture student at the City College of New York with a background in public horticulture. She is currently co-president of the ASLA New York Student Chapter at City College as well as a leader of CCNY Green, a student organization that manages and programs the Spitzer School of Architecture Solar Roof Pod and Garden. She is passionate about nurturing public spaces as community and ecological hubs within the urban environment.

 

Jeffrey Schneider, MLA Class of 2021- 2020 ASLA NY Chapter Scholarship 

Jeffrey Schneider was a fashion art director before creating his own business designing hand-blown, bespoke terrariums and planted environments. He is a rising third-year Master of Landscape Architecture student at the City College of New York, and enrolled in the program to expand his knowledge of city systems and social equity in order to enact global change.

 

Michael Shepard, MLA Class of 2023 – 2020 ASLA NY Chapter Diversity Scholarship 

Michael Shepard is from Utica, New York and graduated with a BS in Ecology from the State University of Plattsburgh in 2018. After completing his undergraduate studies, he worked with the Student Conservation Association and AmeriCorps. He has interned at Grand Teton National Park, Gateway National Recreation Area, and most recently was a member of the Historical Preservation Corps in Massachusetts. He will enter the Master of Landscape Architecture program at City College of New York in the fall of 2020, and is excited to embark upon the next journey in his career as a landscape architect with the goal of connecting underrepresented audiences with parks and green spaces.