Nikki Springer is an environmental consultant with a background in landscape architecture, sustainability, and facility management. She recently completed a PhD in Environmental Management from Yale University and was the 2010 Garvan Chair & Visiting Professor in Landscape Architecture at the University of Arkansas. Prior to returning to graduate school, Nikki oversaw landscape management for every Walmart store and Sam’s Club location in the US. In this capacity, she developed Walmart’s sustainable landscape guidelines and implemented a number of water saving and waste diverting landscape strategies for Walmart’s domestic portfolio. Nikki has prior landscape design experience as part of the Brooklyn Bridge Park project team at Michael VanValkenburgh’s New York City office. She has also worked for Walt Disney Imagineering in several capacities, from the Aulani Hawaii resort master planning team to the construction of the American Idol experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the development of stormwater management strategies for Shanghai Disneyland. Nikki holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from MIT and both a Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Urban Planning from Harvard University.