Julia Nicole Watson is an Australian landscape architect exploring the intersection of ecology, culture and conservation. She is founder of Rede, a landscape studio using design as an agent for creative ecological disturbance. As an assistant professor in the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, she instructs design studios and seminars on bio-cultural landscape architecture. The focus of her research being the sacred ecology, biological mimicry and ecosystem adaptations of traditional and indigenous peoples. Watson has a masters in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University and several design degrees from both the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology. Following her graduation from Harvard in 2008 with distinction and the highest honors of the landscape department, she entered academia. She has since taught design studios and eco-technology seminars at Harvard University, Columbia University and RPI. With over ten years professional experience, she has also practiced in the United States, Spain, England and Australia. Julia is a recipient of the Robert S. Brown ’52 Faculty Fellowship from RPI, the Charles Eliot Fellowship from Harvard, an Olmsted Fellow and recipient of the American Institute of Landscape Architects Design Award.