Jackie Donovan

Jackie Donovan

NOR Operator

Jackie Donovan (she/her/hers) is a natural organic reduction (NOR) operator, meaning she fosters the transformation into soil in the Recompose Greenhouse. She is not unfamiliar with activities that require getting a tad grimy. Prior to her NOR job she has worked as a trail maintenance crew member in Arizona, assisted in a design/build for a rehabilitation park in Croatia, and completed a bike tour from Seattle to San Francisco.

Jackie is a designer, researcher, artist, plant mom, and pen pal depending on the context. She is a simple humanoid that recently graduated as a Master of Landscape Architecture candidate at the University of Washington. Her research explores the environmental legacy and phenomenology of site through e-textiles. She aims to curate meaningful moments of environmental intimacy by amplifying the human experience within space/place. She is always looking for ways to engage in feminist practice, speculative design, and soft art. Mostly though, when not working she likes to hang out with buddies while looking at plants/fungi, talk about socialism, watch Youtube tutorial/commentary videos, and sketch stuff around her.