Education

Harvard Extension School, Cambridge, MA (2012)
Master of Liberal Arts, Information Technology: Multimedia and Creative Content Developed the iPhone app PAL: Plants in the Arboretum Landscape

UMASS, Amherst, Biology Department, Amherst, MA (2004)
Master of Science, Botany
The Relationship Between Phragmites Australis and Inorganic Nitrogen Pools in Interdunal Swales

Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences, Boston, MA (1998)
Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Science, Minor African Studies
Fulbright Grant funded project in Namibia, Africa

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Research Assistant II
January 2004 – August 2006
HARVARD UNIVERSITY’S ARNOLD ARBORETUM, Cambridge, MA
Provided support for molecular evolution and plant phylogeny projects.

Kew Gardens Internship
October 1999 – December 1999
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS AT KEW, Kew Gardens, London, UK
Maintained horticultural beds, worked with tender woody plants, economic plants and in nursery.

Fulbright Grant-Funded Research Project in Namibia, Africa
June 1998 – October 1998
Dr. Gillian A. Cooper-Driver, BOSTON UNIVERSITY, Boston, MA
Conducted field research on Welwitschia mirabilis and Aspergillus niger var. pheonicus.