Using the DelVal Experience to Help Today’s Youth
by Madison Moore '15
 
After graduating from Delaware Valley University, Alexandra Heigh ‘14 jumped right into her career, using her landscape architecture degree to make a difference. 
 
Heigh is a landscape architect for the Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth (READY) program, which is administered by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. READY helps meet environmental goals, as well as help employ young adults in Howard County, Maryland. 
 
Her job as a landscape architect is to work with clients, designing and explaining her designs to the crew leaders. 
 
While on campus, she worked for the Henry Schmieder Arboretum and said that being a part of clubs is what helped her stay involved. She said even though she has graduated, she still has a great appreciation for the University. 
 
“I loved the landscape architecture small program where I really got to know and greatly admire the faculty,” said Heigh. “I wouldn’t trade the people I met at DelVal for anything.”
 
Besides the friendships she made both in and out of the classroom, Heigh said one thing she really appreciated about DelVal was that her professors were always “very accessible” and passionate about teaching. 
 
“You could just tell that they loved what they were doing,” said Heigh. 
 
She’s not sure where life will take her in the next few years, but she is ready to embrace anything that comes her way, keeping all of her great experiences at DelVal in the back of her mind. 
 
“I loved and still do love the campus,” said Heigh.