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Joe Christa Giraso

Landscape Designer
Kigali, Rwanda

Joe Christa Giraso joined MASS Build in August 2020 as a Site Landscape Architect. At MASS, Joe Christa oversees the implementation of the landscape for the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. Her responsibilities range from quality insurance of the softscape and hardscape to the coordination with different disciplines and subcontractors. Prior to joining MASS, she was Deputy Lead of the Infrastructure Department at One Acre Fund before joining TPM Landscape as Assistant Landscape Architect. At One Acre Fund, Joe Christa led the infrastructure team to complete landscape and interior projects, implemented a team development plan, and managed the maintenance team.

Joe Christa holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Design from the University of Rwanda – College of Science and Technology and a Master's in Landscape Architecture from Leeds Beckett University. Joe Christa is a 2017 Mandela Washington fellow YALI and 2018 Chevening Scholar.