MaryKate joined Leblanc Jones in 2023 after earning her Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. MaryKate discovered her passion for landscape design while working during high school at a local plant nursery. Prior to joining the LJLA team, MaryKate gained experience from interning with two residential and commercial landscape architecture firms in the Boston area. While completing her senior year at UMass, she was selected by the staff to be a recipient of the ASLA Merit Award. Outside of the office, MaryKate enjoys traveling, evening walks along the Charles River Esplanade, practicing Pilates, and searching for Boston’s best iced latte.