Danny Schissler

Danny SchisslerDanny Schissler

Project Coordinator

1300 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
(617) 384-5405


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

Research Interests

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 hiking, climbing, bonsai, and hot sauce.

I earned my MFA in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2014, and hold a BA in Archaeology and Architectural Studies from Tufts University. I am currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts in Museum Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Harvard Extension School.