Francine Katz, RLA, has dedicated her career to implementing strategic outreach and design focused on sustainability and collaboration. She consults for municipalities and individuals throughout the New York metropolitan area. Previously, she served as the Project Manager for a New York City-based landscape architecture firm, where she managed design and construction for The Trust for Public Land's New York City Playgrounds Program. Working with public school students, staff, and community members, she helped to facilitate the collective design process that resulted in high-functioning urban green spaces. Francine received her Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture from the University of Maryland in 2011.