Quentin is a Detroit native who has been involved in non-profit work his entire life. His mother was the director of her own community development organization while we was growing up and he would assist her during community clean ups and beautification. Once in college Quentin joined and then led a student environmental oriented group in order to engage and educate his university's student body on climate issues. During his college career he traveled to New Zealand to perform habitat restoration, monitored butterfly populations in Michigan's national parks and engineered a myriad of fun and educational activities on his campus. Currently he is serving on the board of a non-profit that engages and educates Detroit children and families in responsible recycling. The project he is proposing for this fellowship will be a pilot native plant nursery that will have it's plants donated to community art and landscape designs within the neighborhood he serves at his current job.