Hillary was raised in Boston proper, where the classic urban structures and rich open spaces informed her understanding of landscapes as continuums. As a designer, she is interested in addressing long-term environmental challenges, while creating landscapes that are both functional and memorable, at every scale. She contributes her proficiency in graphics, planting plans, site analysis, project management, and filmmaking to the MVVA design process.
Hillary received a Bachelor of Science in Urban Ecology with a minor in Filmmaking from the University of Vermont, graduating with distinction. At UVM she was the recipient of the Rubenstein School of Natural Resources Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, and the 2012 Film Festival Judges Award for Best Film. Hillary earned a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard's Graduate School of Design, where she worked as a publication assistant and teaching assistant for core studios.
Prior to joining MVVA in 2015, she worked for the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics in Vermont as a project manager. She also worked as an intern for MVVA's Cambridge office and Reed Hilderbrand.