WxLA announces Scholars for 2021

WxLA – an advocacy initiative focused on gender justice in landscape architecture recently announced the 2021 WxLA Scholars. The purpose of this award is to aid in the professional development and success of emerging and mid-career leaders in our profession by covering the costs associated with attendance at the 2021 Conference on Landscape Architecture in Nashville (Nov. 19-22). The award will cover the cost of full registration for the conference and provide a housing and airfare stipend.

An incredible jury (Mia Lehrer, Jennifer Birkeland, Danielle Pieranunzi, Kona Gray, Marjanne Pearson, and Elizabeth Kennedy) selected nine deserving scholars out of a pool of talented nominees. Over the week of September 21, WxLA is sharing the scholars’ profiles, stories, and highlights of their nominations on Instagram (@w_x_la).

The 2021 WxLA Scholars
Daniela Coray, Boston, Massachusetts
Abigail Leonard, Portland, Oregon
Karen Lomas-Martinez, Los Angeles, California
Jescelle Major, Seattle, Washington
Patricia Matamoros, Miami, Florida
Rachel Meier, Meriden, Connecticut
Kelley Oklesson, Washington D.C.
Joanna Salem, Oakland, California
Nahal Sohbati, Bay Area, California

WxLA will celebrate the scholars on November 19, 2021, 5-7pm at Bode Nashville. At the WxLA Happy Hour, guests can expect to share in food, drinks and gender-just joy – and toast the 2021 scholars! All ticket proceeds will be matched by lead sponsor Landscape Forms.