New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is an advocate for the plant kingdom.

The Garden pursues its mission through its role as a museum of living plant collections arranged in gardens and landscapes across its National Historic Landmark site; through its comprehensive education programs in horticulture and plant science; and through the wide-ranging research programs of the International Plant Science Center.

I started out as an intern while pursuing my Bachelor’s at Fordham University.

Eventually, I was hired for two positions (Dig, Plant, Grow Instructor and Gardening Workshop Instructor) at the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden (now the Edible Academy). These positions included showing families and school groups through the garden and a variety of gardening, nutrition, and botanical activities.

I was also hired to help develop and implement Wild Medicine an ethnobotanical exhibition that extended throughout the conservatory with three interpretive stations (chocolate, tea, and citrus). During the exhibition, I would be stationed at one of the three stations to provide an in-depth discussion about plants that have had a large impact on human history.