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Hi, I'm Charlotte. I'm currently a doctoral student in the Department of History at Yale University and a landscape designer at Reed Hilderbrand. I also help to coordinate the Yale Environmental History working group.

 

My academic work sits squarely at the nexus of landscape history and environmental history. I research, write and teach about historical struggles for social and environmental justice; about designed landscapes and perceptions, representations, and repercussions of environmental change in the early modern and modern periods; and about adaptations and uses of coastal sites, with a particular focus on multi-century landscape transformations, disasters, risks, and responses in the Northeastern Dawnland and Mid-Atlantic regions.

 

Prior to pursuing a Ph.D. in History, I completed Masters degrees at Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at Princeton University. I also worked for various design offices, nonprofits and municipalities, including: SCAPE Landscape Architecture in New York City; Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, Vermont; the Urban Farming Institute of Boston; and the City of Cambridge Department of Public Works, Urban Forestry Division.

While completing my Master in Design Studies and Master in Landscape Architecture degrees at Harvard, I contributed to the research, public programming and design of several exhibitions on landscape-related topics, including ‘The Bauhaus and Harvard’ at the Harvard Art Museums (Feb. 8–Jul. 28, 2019) and ‘Hudson Rising’ at the New-York Historical Society (Mar. 1–Aug. 4, 2019). At Harvard, my 2019 MDes. Thesis received the Best Paper on Housing Prize from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.

Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your interest in my work.