Living Collections Fellow
Boston, MA 02130
BSc, Plant Biology, University of Washington
MSc, Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) and University of Edinburgh
Growing up in a small town just outside of Seattle, I spent my formative years exploring the towering forests of the Pacific Northwest and gardening at home. From tropical houseplants to exotics that could survive in the mild USDA Zone 8 climate, no plant was off-limits. Though botany was the focus of my formal studies, I also sought out horticultural opportunities: internships at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens in 2011 and Smithsonian Gardens in 2012, and the Garden Club of America (GCA) and Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Interchange Fellowship in 2013-14. It is clear that I have a passion for plants, but what brings me the most joy is sharing my passion with others.
As a Living Collections Fellow at the Arnold Arboretum, I will support horticulture, curation, plant production, and education in forwarding the Campaign for the Living Collections and submitting new collections for National Accreditation™ through the Plant Collections Network (PCN).