vanessa ngo studio outside

Vanessa Ngo,  a fifth-year undergraduate student at Texas A&M University expected to graduate May 2018. Her interest in Landscape Architecture derived from an elective course during her early years as an Environmental Design student. She discovered a new form of passion that could positively impact people and their behaviors. Mostly, providing a multitude of opportunities to benefit a community in which they can thrive holistically. Along with people, she believes that extensive research is a necessity that justifies creative ideas.

Learning is of vital importance to her. Her minor in Philosophy has empowered her curiosity and encourages everyone to push their brains. She is very passionate about people and finds ways to provide opportunities to do the things that inspire them.

Beyond her studies, she has invested time and resources into a school in Lokanthali, Nepal that she volunteered at last spring. There, she renovated and taught sustainable building techniques with sparse resources, which has expanded her knowledge in creative self-sufficiency and intends to help other struggling communities. She also enjoys participating in community outreach programs and finding inspiration through people’s “whys”. She lives a healthy and active lifestyle, but enjoys her down time with family, playing the piano, golf, and her small beagle, Otto.