Visitor Education Assistant
Boston, MA 02130
Certificate in Landscape Preservation (2012), Landscape Institute, Boston Architectural College
B.Arch. (1996), California Polytechnic State University
Since July 2007, I have been a visitor education assistant at the Arnold Arboretum. My primary responsibilities are to welcome visitors to the Arboretum, develop activities and self-guided experiences for visitors, and find exciting ways to engage visitors with the trees. I also research, develop, and lead tours through the landscape. Additionally, I enjoy growing woody plants and assist with the annual series of propagation courses offered through the Arboretum’s Adult Education Program. I am lucky to be able to ride my bike or walk through the Arboretum for my daily commute from Roslindale.
Over the past few years I have taken classes at the Landscape Institute with a focus on horticulture, sustainability, and preservation. In 2004, I completed the Master Urban Gardener program through Boston Natural Areas Network where I explored a range of topics including vegetable gardening, botany, propagation, soil health, pests and diseases, and community outreach. I am also a founding board member and treasurer of Roslindale Green & Clean (RGC), an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the public spaces of the Roslindale neighborhood. In 2010, RGC received the prestigious Urban Beautification award from the American Horticultural Society.