PlayWorld (2017 Summit)
Missy Benson graduated from Virginia Tech with a Landscape Architecture degree and Norfolk Botanical Gardens with a horticulture certificate. Missy managed the largest street tree-planting project for the City of Boston and owned a recreation design consultation firm in Virginia. In 2016, she served as the president of the Virginia Chapter of ASLA and as a team member for a winning submission to the Play Everywhere Challenge. Missy currently provides research for pop up, urban and inclusive play design and works on the project management team of the Extraordinary Playscapes Exhibit with the Design Museum Foundation.