1300 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
BA Archaeology/Architectural Studies, Tufts University
MFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Graduate Certificate in Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Ecosystems, Harvard Extension School
As Project Coordinator at the Arnold Arboretum, I work across multiple departments, assisting team members in all stages of ongoing projects related to public engagement, education, research, communications, and infrastructure. Outside of the office, I help coordinate the Tree Spotters citizen science program, and regularly contribute science-based content to the Arboretum’s online and print publications. Previously, I worked as an intern in the Wolkovich Lab, a seasonal gardener on the grounds crew, a Hunnewell horticultural intern, and a research assistant in the Friedman Lab. My personal and professional interests lie at the intersection of nature and culture–a boundary that I explore through fine art and science outreach. I also enjoy running, bonsai, and hot sauce.
I am currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts in Museum Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Harvard Extension School.
Schissler, D.M., “Majesty Through the Seasons: A Closer Look at the Arboretum’s Beech Collection,” Silva, Spring 2017, pp. 8-9. [pdf]
Schissler, D.M., “Great Wild Gardens: The Story of the Arboretum’s Woodlands,” Arnoldia, 76:1, pp. 17-31, 2018. [pdf]
Schissler, D.M., “Plant Morphology: Cultivating a New Generation of Botanists,” The Bulletin of the Garden Club of America, Winter 2019, pp. 23-26.