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What’s Next? Being an LA Student during COVID-19

July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A virtual discussion between midwestern state landscape architects and students.

Friday, July 31, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

  • How did you personally and/or your firm handle the last recession in 2008-2009?
  • Does no internship this summer mean no job?
  • How has COVID changed your office dynamic or internship opportunities?

Join landscape architects from the midwest along with ASLA Student Chapter Leaders from the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana and Illinois Institute of Technology to discuss how to move forward.

Free for all.

Ready with your questions for the panel now? You will have the opportunity to add them during registration.



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Camille Applewhite, ASLA (Moderator), Terra Engineering
Camille is the ILASLA Service Committee Chair and graduated from Purdue University

Cate Meersman, UIUC Student ASLA President
Cate is a senior in the Landscape Architecture program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Meg Schroeder, IIT Student ASLA President
Meg is a 3rd-year masters student in the 4-year dual MLA/MArch degree program at the Illinois Institute of Technology 

Ernest Wong, FASLA, Principal site/site design group
Ernie graduated from Michigan State University

Dena van der Wal, Associate ASLA, The Lakota Group
Dena is a graduate of IIT Technology



Alan E. Rosenwinkel, ASLA, Rundell Ernstberger Associates
Alan is the President-Elect for Indiana and graduated from Ball State University

April Westcott, ASLA, Mark M. Holeman, Inc.
April is on the INASLA Membership & Emerging Professionals Committee and graduated from Ball State University



Zach Peterson, ASLA, City of Davenport
Zach is the Iowa Chapter President and graduated from University of Colorado at Denver



Lauren Leighty, ASLA, principal at  SmithGroup
Lauren graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dana Hernalsteen, ASLA, GMB Architecture + Engineering
Dana is the VP of Education for the Michigan Chapter of ASLA and a graduate of Michigan State University



Sarah McDonald, ASLA, Stantec
Sarah is President of the Wisconsin Chapter of ASLA and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Pamela Linn, FASLA from the Recreation Facilities of  Milwaukee Public Schools
Pamela graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison





July 31
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Zoom Event


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