During their time as students in Landscape Architecture, Rhiannon Neuville, Peter Samuels, and Jake Minden set out to establish a support fund in their department to help advance equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) efforts.
Launched in December 2020, the UW//LA Fund for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion aims to financially support a wide range of programs in UW’s Department of Landscape Architecture oriented toward justice in design education and, more broadly, EDI-oriented work within the field.
Administered by the UW//LA Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (JEDI) Committee, the fund will help bolster parallel ongoing efforts like that of the Endowed Scholarship for Diversity in Landscape Architecture and the MIG Scholarship Fund for the Design of Equitable and Inclusive Environments.
We want to thank all of the students and alumni who passionately advocated for the creation and implementation of this important fund, including Rhiannon Neuville, Peter Samuels, and Jake Minden. If you’re interested in furthering their work – contribute today!