Jessalyn Jarest has been teaching at the BAC since 2006. She approaches her courses as a way to ground students in technical knowledge while centering the discussion in design She currently teaches the Site Design course and has been in a collaboration with fellow instructors to develop a hybrid course that pairs Site Design and an advanced studio.
Prior to starting her own studio in Cambridge, Jessalyn had worked for several award winning landscape architecture firms in the Boston area. She is a licensed Landscape Architect in the Commonwealth of MA and a member of the ASLA and BSLA. Her current work focuses on the integration of ideas and site, interventions and ground, and the experience within environments. She holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelors of Science in Environmental, Planning, and Design from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.