LaShawnda Crowe Storm & Phyllis Viola Boyd

Funding Received: 2016
Indianapolis, IN
Funding Period: 3 years and 5 months
December 5, 2016

Phyllis Viola Boyd is an artist and urban strategist.  She currently serves as the Executive Director of Groundwork Indy, a non-profit organization the employs youth to work on community-based projects that equitably enhance environmental, economic, and social well-being.  Before joining Groundwork Indy, Phyllis practiced landscape architecture and urban planning in the for-profit sector, where her work focused on sustainable design and planning and supporting the efforts of diverse communities to transform their built environments into meaningful, relevant, and life-enhancing places. Phyllis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Indiana University in Bloomington and is a two-time alumna of The University of Texas at Austin where she received her Masters of Arts in Botany in 1997 and her Masters of Landscape Architecture in 2006.