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Address:
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Hunnewell Building
125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130
Phone:
617.384.5229

Biography

As the Arnold Arboretum embarks on its Sesquicentennial year, I am pleased to take the helm as the inaugural leader for the institution’s public programs department. As Head of Public Programs, I create vision, strategies, models, and frameworks for the Arboretum’s learning initiatives. My team’s purview includes visitor and community engagement, adult education, digital learning experiences, and youth education for more than one million annual visitors. It is a privilege to connect people with plants and place, both within the Boston community and around the globe, as well as to encourage equity in this historic landscape.

Previous to joining the Arnold Arboretum, I served in similar positions at Native Plant Trust and The Huntington, as well as several other institutions. My passions and areas of expertise include program portfolio design, partnership and community-building, museum learning strategies and approaches, site interpretation, landscape theory and history, and historic landscape preservation and management. As a thought leader in museum and landscape education, I present and publish with numerous professional organizations, including the American Alliance of Museums, American Public Gardens Association, and New England Museum Association.

Education

MS in Historic Landscape Preservation
University of Pennsylvania
BA in Medieval Studies and Landscape Studies
Smith College