Plant Protection Program Assistant

Anna joined the American Public Gardens Association in May 2021, serving as Plant Protection Program Assistant. She mainly works with the Public Garden Surveys project and Sentinel Plant Network activities.

Originally from West Virginia, Anna has a life-long love of nature and is thrilled to support institutions that promote and protect plants. She earned her B.S. in Biology from Grove City College, with summer internships at the University of Idaho and Dawes Arboretum contributing to her interest in pest management. After graduation she completed plant health internships at Longwood Gardens and the Morris Arboretum, and most recently earned her M.S. in Entomology from Cornell University. She plans to never stop learning about, cultivating, and enjoying gardens.

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