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Amy Sausen

As a landscape and environmental projects coordinator for the Bruce Company, a landscape company and garden center in Middleton, Sausen wears a few different hats. On the landscape side, she designs and coordinates the installation of mostly residential landscape projects. On the environmental side, she oversees the company’s organic product lines, which include rain garden design and construction and creating “living walls,” which she calls “a green alternative to conventional slope stabilization.” Sausen remains grateful that in her junior year she added a soil science degree to her degree in horticulture: “The extra knowledge I gained from learning about soil chemistry, soil physics and nutrition has been absolutely invaluable in my career,” she says.