My name is Maricela Romo and “I dream to work as a landscape designer like Anne Phillips. I was inspired to want to work as a landscape designer because my dad is a gardener and my mom loves to plant her flowers. When I was little I would clean up and take up the leaves.
My mentor Anne Phillips told me she was first inspired to work as a Phsycologist when she was little but then she changed her mind. Her mom inspired her to be a landscape designer.
She has encouraged me to be a better person, to to better in school and in life. She also told me to always be myself and not change who I am.
Who inspired you to become a landscape designer and why?
“My mother and martha stewart are my main inspirations. My mother was an avid gardener when I was a child and I just love Martha Stewart’s books .”
What is one inspirational quote that you like?
“No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.”
Do you have a role model in your life?
“Martha Stewart is a role model for me. She is a strong woman and she likes being creative in the home.”
When you went to high school did you participate in any extracurricular activities?
“Yes, I was the yearbook photographer and the yearbook editor.”
What is the average salary for a landscape designer?
“Landscape designers and contractors make between 50,000 to 100,000 a year.”
Was high school difficult for you? Why?
“I had good grades, but I didn’t like studying.”