statementMy work focuses on the relationships between water, land and habitat, including our human and urban habitat. As local communities adapt to global issues, I hope to inspire responses that promote vitality, diversity and resilience.
Influenced by my interdisciplinary studies, I employ a systems-based approach that applies scientific research in ecological and social realms to the specific challenges and opportunities of place, site, culture and economy.
biographyWith a Master's in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley (2007), Jennifer has pursued projects in watershed planning, community and urban design, site-scale stormwater management, and the construction of edible gardens and landscape structures that feature reused and recyclable materials, vegetated roofs, and celebrated drainage infrastructure.
In her 10 years of professional experience as both a teacher and software engineer, Jennifer has developed facilitation, management, communication and collaboration skills needed to tackle dynamic initiatves that cross scales and engage diverse interests. As a software architect at Sun Microsystems, she demonstrated technical leadership and strategic vision. A passionate lifelong learner, she has studied a broad range of subjects from oceanography to anthropology to computer science, racking up graduate credits and professional relationships at universities across the country. Her undergraduate study of English Literature at Smith College (B.A. 1996) honed her talents in critical analysis, perceptive interpretation, and clarity in communication.
Jennifer resides in the leangreen home that she and her partner, Brian Kallay, are building in Berkeley, California. Her backcountry adventures inspire her activism in resource conservation. Jennifer is a seasoned Master Composter. She can be found romping Bay Area trails with her Tibetan buddy, Dom Delouise.