In 2021, Patricia graduated from Florida International University, receiving a Master’s in Landscape Architecture with a concentration in environmental studies. While in school, she became the Editor and Co-Host of The Green Side Podcast, a project founded during the pandemic by a fellow FIU design student. The podcast features conversations about landscape architecture, uncovering what the design profession looks and feels like for different practitioners, professors, and students. It has since gained national recognition and continues to grow.
During Patricia’s time in FIU, she gained experience in graphic design, public presentations, and research and analysis. She also participated in the historic Green New Deal (GND) Superstudio led by Billy Flemming and The Landscape Architecture Foundation; a national call to designers to visualize how the GND could reshape our built environments if passed by Congress. Before joining the Plusurbia team in 2022, she served as the Community Outreach Intern with Friends of The Underline.
She believes that in the face of the climate crisis and growing social inequalities, our cities need to be receptive and responsive to the needs of the people they serve. To make conscious cities for the 21st century, we must reimagine the role of public space.