Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program
Jaclyn Chuchanis


Jaclyn Chuchanis



The Street Life of Trees: An Urban Guide

Jaclyn Chuchanis, Graphic Design
Faculty Mentor: Professor Emerita Carol A. Townsend, Art & Design

Jackie is a senior Graphic Design major who graduates this May. Currently, she is employed as a full-time graphic designer at CitiBank in Buffalo. Jackie’s interest lies in creating works with a variety of media, especially those that spark a change or promote the importance of environment. For her fellowship, Jackie created a 64-page softcover book, The Street Life of Trees: An Urban Guide, commissioned by SUNY Buffalo State Friends of the Maud Gordon Holmes Arboretum. This publication showcases Jackie’s art and design work while highlighting the importance of trees and shrubs in our urban environment. Through this project, Jackie learned to lay out a major publication, to professionally discuss and share ideas with her assembled faculty team, and to communicate with a publisher. The Street Life of Trees is currently being sold online at thestreetlifeoftrees.com (new and renewing Arboretum members receive the publication for free). Monies from sales will be used to enhance one of Western New York’s most beautiful urban landscapes here on the Buffalo State campus.

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