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Jie Zhao 809 W STOUGHTON ST, APT 206 URBANA, Illinois 61801 217-979-8071 June 29, 2013

Dear Madam/Sir: If your firm requires a high-energy Landscape Architect with no-excuses attitude and is up to any task, then I'm the person you're seeking. My qualifications and experience will enable me to fulfill your expectations. I have been research assistant with Professor William Sullivan on the project of "Does of Nature" for 2 years. Due to this opportunity, I have many experience related to sustainability and human health. Moreover, my thesis is about exploring the relation between tree species richness in our neighborhood and landscape preference using virtual reality landscape simulations to mimic actual site experience. It encourages me to think what landscape architect could do to exert positive influence on our eco-system as well as design. I am also interested in LEED ND. I researched thoroughly on LEED ND and have noticed there are certain gaps when relate to sustainable landscape design. I have been trying to extend the criteria even more to match its aim and goal. Mostly, I have strong interest of urban design and very fascinated about city fabrication. I believe the essence of public design lies in pursuit in detail. Recent examples of my work are showed in the portfolio to show my capacity. My past working experience and academic research demonstrates that I am qualified for the position. Above them all, I am a diligent and creative worker with strong communication skills. I am passionate about design and willing to devote into it. I believe I can fit into the design group and be able to stay true and creative of myself. I am interested in interviewing with you or one of your associates. I can be reached at my home phone number, 217-979-8071, to arrange for an interview at a mutually convenient time. Sincerely,

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