Maya Blackmon is dedicated to ensuring future generations grow up valuing the health of their planet as a social and cultural norm. She believes it is important to cultivate experiences for communities to advocate for the architectural and social harmony between nature and urban life. While acquiring her bachelor’s at Sarah Lawrence College, she studied with concentrations in Environmental Science, Neuropsychology, and Political Economy. While studying, Maya sought to understand the Earth’s systems, how humans mentally and physically benefit from immersion and harmony with the natural world, and the legislative efforts needed to incorporate nature into urban life that can also help mitigate the effects of climate change. While she’s not teaching about the wonders of renewable energy, she indulges in botanical illustration and plant pressing, hiking, listening to music, foodie tours with friends, crocheting, taking too many pictures of animals, and (very long) tree-hugging.