Congratulations to Joyia Smikle, this year’s recipient of the Garrett G. Hollands Memorial Scholarship!

Joyia is a rising senior from Sunderland, MA with a double major in Landscape Architecture and Geography and a minor in Afro-American Studies. She is interested in urban geography utilizing GIS technology, city patterns, and sustainable studies to build a better future for those in low income, high-density areas. Joyia plans to use her education at UMass Amherst to be a city planner with a focus on food deserts/food security and sustainable living.