Visitor Education Assistant
Boston, MA 02130
BFA Painting major, Art History minor, College of Architecture and Design, University of Michigan; Teaching certificate, School of Education, University of Michigan
For more than a decade, I have helped thousands of visitors navigate the landscape of the Arboretum, explore our amazing collections, and even negotiate the roads of Boston to find us. Working with our wonderful docents and staff, I also coordinate public and private Arboretum tours, which serve casual visitors and groups ranging from garden clubs, retirement homes, and graduate students in biology, to the occasional members of royalty.
I research plants for the creation of our self-guided tours and for our website plant highlights. Throughout the year, I am involved in the Arnold Arboretum’s exhibitions, from evaluation of prospective artists through to the completed shows .
Recently, I have pursued graduate courses in museum studies at Harvard University Extension School. Before coming to the Arboretum, I had a garden design business, a graphic design business, and worked in publishing as an art director. I am a professional artist, writer, and an avid gardener. I have taught art and poetry, as well as gardening and garden design.
I am on the board of Roslindale Green & Clean, an award winning, local non-profit organization dedicated to improving public green spaces and educating the community about horticulture.