Jennifer Souder provides research, writing and project management services. She has worked for 20 years in the fields of landscape architecture, environmental justice, and green building planning/policy, design, construction, and operations. She is committed to solutions that focus on integrating cultural narratives, community equity and sustainability in the built environment. While serving as the Director of Capital Projects/Assistant Director at the Queens Botanical Garden (QBG), Ms. Souder was responsible for guiding the QBG Visitor Center, which earned LEED® Platinum certification, from planning through construction. She has lectured and written extensively about the Queens Botanical Garden project and sustainability. Ms. Souder earned both a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Bachelor of Science from the School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan and is a LEED Accredited Professional. She has served on the Pace University Green Roof Advisory Panel, the jury for the NYC Green Building Design Competition, and currently serves on the Asbury Park Public Library Board and Zoning Board and as the program chair for the NJ ASLA Annual Conference.