My name is Natalie Yoder, and I graduated from CSU’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture (HLA) with an M.S. in December 2014. I am currently a full time research associate and program assistant for the Specialty Crops Program at CSU. I work with Dr. Mark Uchanski on vegetable research, and my job is multifaceted and constantly engaging. During the summer and fall months my time is spent in the field helping graduate students with field research. Perhaps I’m sitting on a tractor, transplanting vegetables, or harvesting and taking data with students in the field. In the winter, I turn a lot of that data into presentations and help spread our research to growers in the area via conferences and meetings. When spring comes, I’m back in the greenhouses planning for our summer season. Regardless of what season I’m in, my job challenges me to think critically and solve problems.
Angela Milewski (BSLA ’92) is President of BHA Design, a 10-person Landscape Architecture firm located in Fort Collins. After graduating from Colorado State University, Angela began her career at DHM Design before returning to Fort Collins to join the new small firm of BHA Design in 1995. Now with nearly twenty-five years of experience, Angela has been involved with many projects in the Northern Colorado region including streetscape and urban design projects, hospitals, schools, corporate campuses, parks and natural areas. In addition to her education at CSU, Angela has received training from the Horticultural Therapy Institute to support her work in therapeutic garden design. She is also a LEED BD+C Accredited Professional and actively pursues design innovations for sustainable site design. Angela enjoys the countless benefits of living and working in Fort Collins where design, innovation, culture, laughter, and unmatched natural beauty are part of the everyday experience.