Meet Our Alumni: Tim Linehan

What did you study at Jefferson?

Landscape Architecture.

Where are you from originally?

New Hampshire.

What was the best part of your time at Jefferson?

Working collaboratively with other majors and taking classes that focused on providing creative and sustainable solutions to real world problems.

What has having a Jefferson degree done for you/how has it prepared you for your career?

The studios and classes offered at East Falls Landscape Architecture program differ from many other LA programs because it focuses on practical skills and knowledge that employers are actually seeking in their candidates, which provided a competitive edge when I began applying for jobs.

What are you doing now?

I’m working for the Philadelphia Water Department’s Green City, Clean Waters program, designing and implementing green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) across the City.

What’s something people would be surprised to find out about you?

I was originally interested in studying architecture in college but switched majors once I found out how diverse and versatile a landscape architecture degree was.

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to our current students?

Explore all your interests while in college - anything from specific topics within your field of study to learning from collaboration with other majors. The diversity of your experiences will not only help you grow as an individual, but it will also open doors for you as you embark on the next chapters of your life post-graduation.