Kaleen Juarez is driven by her desire to merge ecology, social justice and thoughtful design to evoke urban change that people can experience each day. Before joining Studio-MLA, she worked with the San Francisco Department of the Environment and several community gardens to design, educate, and advocate for bringing locally-grown food and agency to places without access to healthy foods. While studying landscape architecture, her work with the Port of San Francisco introduced her to resilient design and created her drive to advocate for socially and ecologically-responsible design for the public good. At Studio-MLA, Kaleen has worked on a variety of projects including an urban wildlife connectivity analysis for the National Wildlife Federation, garden landscapes for Hauser Wirth Gallery and the Cumulus transit oriented mixed use development. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science with a minor in Architecture and her Master of Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley.