Danika Cooper is a landscape designer, urbanist, and researcher. Her work focuses on giving expression to underrepresented materials and methods in the practice, theory, and representation of landscape architecture. Her current research explores the relationship between water management and weather patterns in the world’s deserts. Cooper is an assistant professor in landscape architecture and environmental planning at University of California, Berkeley, where her work strives to highlight and strengthen the connection between theory, research, and practice. Previously she held the 2015–2016 Designer-in-Residence teaching fellowship at the University of Illinois. She holds degrees in landscape architecture, design studies, and architecture.