Education MS, Horticulture, New Mexico State University (2018) MFA, Stage Management, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (1996) BFA, Technical Theatre, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (1987)
Professional Appointments: 2018 Present, Assistant Professor/Lecturer of Horticulture, Plant and Environmental Sciences, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM 2005-2017 Owner/Designer, Casa Serena Landscape Designs LLC, Tucson, AZ and Las Cruces, NM 2000-2002 Instructor, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 1999-2000 Instructor, The Juilliard School, New York, NY 1997-1999 Instructor, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
2018 Gioannini, R., M. Al-Ajlouni, R. Kile, D. VanLeeuwen, R. St. Hilaire. Plant Communities for Green Roofs in Arid Regions. Sustainability 10(6): 1755.
2018 Frietze, V., R. Gioannini, M. Al-Ajlouni, D. VanLeeuwen, R. St. Hilaire. Contrasting Urban Landscapes and Reduced Irrigation Engender Water Conservation in a Desert Environment. Sustainability 10(3): 624.
2017 Forrest, Lauren, R. Gioannini, D.M. VanLeeuwen, R. St. Hilaire. Shallow substrates support the growth of contrasting plant types installed in irrigated arid climate green roofs. J. Environ. Hort. 35(4): 146-155.
2016 Bsoul, E., R. Gioannini, and R. St. Hilaire. Bigtooth maples from three geographically different origins endure root zone salinity. J. Environ. Hort. 34(4): 111-117.