Graduation Year: 2016
Major(s): Landscape Horticulture & Design
Hometown: Claymont, DE
Campus Involvement: Horticulture Club, Ag Ambassadors, Green Teams Cardio-Hoop Dance Club
What do you like about the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR)?
True to its name, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has plenty of resources. I love how students get hands-on experience. I love having my classes in Fischer Greenhouse where all the plants are, and I really enjoy having outdoor labs on the grounds of the Botanic Gardens and in the Ecology Woods.
What is your most memorable CANR or UD experience?
My most memorable UD experience was a phenomenal winter trip with my friends in Horticulture Club to Longwood Gardens. I absolutely adore that place, and when it was time to RSVP for the field trip, there was no doubt in my mind that I would go on that marvelous trip. We saw the holiday lights display, the conservatory, the decorated treehouses, and even the new green wall. It was probably my favorite field trip of the year.
Sometime down the road, I would also like to catalogue and breed plants and eventually educate the public about horticulture.
What are your career goals?
I would love to combine the skills I am learning Landscape Horticulture and Design with my knowledge of environmental sustainability. I plan to create garden spaces with native plants that are resource-efficient and easy to manage. Sometime down the road, I would also like to catalogue and breed plants and eventually educate the public about horticulture.
What is an interesting or unusual fact about you?
When I went to Disney World, my family and I had more fun and spent more time looking at the plants and animals in and around the parks than actually going on rides! No, not the giraffes and elephants in Animal Kingdom, although we saw those too. There were jackfruit trees, bird of paradise flowers, beautiful plumeria shrubs, and we saw anoles, geckos, fowler’s toads, and I even caught a tree frog!
What is your favorite book, movie, or song?
I like the song “Send me on my way”. It’s an upbeat song, and I think of it and play it every time I reach a new milestone in my life. I played it after high school graduation. The song reminds me of warm summer days.