Born and raised in New York, Ashley Crespo is a first year Masters of Landscape Architecture student at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Architecture and Environmental Science in May 2017. Since then, she has camped her way from New York to Alaska, exploring 31 states and many landscape wonders. This experience confirmed her passion for the outdoors and the realities of the human interactions with the surrounding environment. She continues her work as a Landscape Ecologist on Long Island and hopes her studies will inform better design practices to increase the quantity and quality of human connection to nature. When she is not out exploring, Ashley can be found sketching or learning how to snowboard.