Originally from the United States, Cleo completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. After travelling across Russia and Mongolia and working in the UK, she earned her Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto. Cleo worked with Levitt Goodman Architects, architectsAlliance, and WORKshop Inc. where she worked on the graphic design of several publications including 80 Bloor Street West (2011) and the first NCKU Architecture International Workshop Book, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan (2012). Since joining PLANT Architect in 2013, Cleo has been an integral member of the design team for commercial and institutional projects including Aporia Records Office Renovations and Block 22 Condominium and Junction Brewery.

In 2013, Cleo participated in the exhibitions GROW OP: Exploring Landscape & Place at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, and BE PREPARED: Architecture Responds to Disaster at the Harbourfront Centre. Her work has been featured in The Living, Breathing, Thinking, Responsive Buildings of the Future, published by Thames & Hudson, UK (2012). In addition to being the 2009 recipient of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Ontario Region Fellowship and the 2011 recipient of the Harry B. Kohl Award, Cleo won first place in the Brunswick-College Parkette Design Competition in Toronto and was a semi-finalist for ONE PRIZE in New York, in 2010.