Julie Coleman is a graduate student in the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Department. She is pursuing her masters of landscape architecture. Julie’s research interests lay at the intersection of ecology and design; she is particularly interested in urban design/planning climate adaptation, food security and urban agriculture. Her current thesis research is being conducted under Dr. Daniella Hirschfeld and investigates the leading practices, science, and planning that guides the decision making of thought leaders in the water utility sector. This research is specifically looking at planning for drought and other impacts of climate change across the United States. Her undergraduate research centered on architectural historiography and the underrepresentation of women in the field. Through non-profit work with Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, she contributed research to a community food security assessment and urban agriculture campus.