Sarah Hayosh started at DCDC in June 2016 and is a designer and project manager. She has a background in landscape architecture, community engagement and vacant land reuse. As the Openspace Program Coordinator for Greening of Detroit, she worked closely with community partners to transform over 160 vacant lots into productive greenspaces in three neighborhoods and establish generative resources such as the Brightmoor Tool Bank.

She is a founding partner of Keep Growing Detroit, a non-profit organization that supports a community network of over 1,400 gardens that grow fresh, healthy food in across the city. Sarah strongly values community-engaged design, as while as a more diverse design profession.

As a research assistant at the University of Minnesota College of Design, she helped develop programming to support talented young artists and designers from Juxtaposition Arts in North Minneapolis in pursuing education and careers in design after aging out of youth programming. Sarah holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of Michigan and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota.



contact: hayoshsj@udmercy.edu