Friday, October 4, 2013

Landscape Architecture Intern

Karla Benitez has come on board to begin planning the museum exterior gardens and explore possible interpretative opportunities on the museum grounds.

Karla Benitez was born and raised in Hollywood, California. While living in an apartment her whole life, she grew an interest in plants; aiding her mother in caring for an arrangement of potted flowers. Not having a yard to play in, encouraged her to shift her interest to understanding and tending to florae. Along with her love for drawing, she eventually decided she wanted to pursue a career in landscape architecture.

In 2007, after graduating from high school, Benitez attended California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where she would spend the next five years. She was taught by professors of all backgrounds and ideologies, but who all focused on hands-on education. What she learned, was that the importance of the land is in its meaning to people. In the spring of 2012, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture. Now, she hopes to work in the field with special attention to landscape preservation.

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