Landscape architecture connects the built and natural environments to create healthy, enjoyable, and ecological communities.
Jessi Flynn is a landscape architect who developed the concept design and curriculum framework for the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture, an agricultural campus based on the concept of One Health. She has worked on site planning, landscape design, and construction administration for several MASS projects including University of Global Health Equity (Rwanda), New Redemption Hospital Caldwell (Liberia), Butaro Oncology Support Center (Rwanda), Nyarugenge District Hospital (Rwanda), Equal Justice Initiative’s Memorial for Peace and Justice (United States), and The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund (Rwanda).
She previously worked in ecological design/build and residential landscape design, as well as urban multi-modal design projects. She is a Massachusetts certified arborist and horticulturalist with a specialty in the research and use of native plants. Jessi served in the Peace Corps in Panama as an agro-forestry extension agent; as the Conservation Program Officer for Earthwatch Institute, coordinating research centers in Belize, Brazil, Australia, Kenya, and the United States; as a Regional Recruiter for the Peace Corps; and as an Urban Forester for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. Jessi is a 2015 graduate of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at the Boston Architectural College and has a BA in Journalism and Environmental Studies from Ohio Wesleyan University.