Laboratory Technician, Wolkovich Lab
1300 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
BS Environmental Science, Brown University
As a technician in the Wolkovich Lab, I am glad to be assisting with research that feeds my own interests in community ecology, environmental history, botany, and horticulture. In December 2013, I graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Science. Through my previous research experiences, I have developed a passion for plant identification in the field. In the summer of 2012, I performed urban ecology fieldwork in the Greater Boston area, surveying plants in residential areas and interviewing homeowners about their management practices and perceptions of their environment. In the summer of 2013, I assisted with research on plant community shifts due to climate change in the alpine tundra of Colorado. Most recently, I completed the Hunnewell internship program at the Arnold Arboretum, which provided me with an incredible hands-on learning experience: beyond how to identify and study plants, how to propagate and cultivate plants. By dipping my toe into the world of horticulture at the Arboretum, I experienced the combination of a beautiful public space with a world-class plant research collection. Such places—where people, art, plants, and science can coexist—are among my favorite. I care about communicating science to broader audiences and bridging historical gaps between the sciences and the humanities. I also love painting botanical and scientific illustrations, riding my bike, and cooking good food with good friends.