Nicole Plunkett is a landscape architect, certified land planner, and partner at Cotleur & Hearing in Jupiter, Florida who leads high-level land development projects throughout South Florida. She is a graduate of the Jupiter Environmental Research & Field Studies Academy (JERFSA) at Jupiter High School where her passion for the environment and healthy communities began. Nicole obtained a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with a minor in environmental studies from the University of Florida in 2010 and participated in the Paris Research Program to broaden her perspective of European city design.
Aside from her responsibilities at Cotleur & Hearing, Nicole is the founder of Future Landscape Architects of America (FLAA), a non-profit that educates K-12 students about the career field of landscape architecture. Her work with FLAA also led her to win a $25,000 Fellowship for Innovation + Leadership award from the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) in 2018. Mentorship is incredibly important to Nicole and she actively finds ways to give back to the same community in which she grew up. The University of Florida landscape architecture program set her up for a lifetime of success in a career that is often an unknown profession to the public. She has worked with over 3,000 K-12 students and over 40 organizations and schools since FLAA’s inception and is passionate about continuing to build a scalable and replicable education program to share the amazing profession of landscape architects with the future generations of students.
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