Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council is a group of dedicated individuals—Cornell alumni, faculty, students, and community members—who advise and support our vision.

Meet our Advisory Council

Elaine Mead Alexander

President, Ithaca Garden Club

Valerie Aymer

Associate Professor of Practice, Landscape Architecture, Cornell University

Eric Blair-Joannou

Class of 2010

David Brittenham

On Counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton

Diana Buckley

Manager, Capital One Commercial Real Estate

Roderick Chu

Chancellor Emeritus, Ohio Board of Regents

Coco Dawkins

Student, Cornell University

Andrea E. Glanz

Retired Marketing Executive, MasterCard

Howard Greenberg

Medical Safety Officer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Matt Hintsa

Senior Communications & External Relations Officer, University of Toronto

James H. Irish

Partner, Law Office of James H. Irish

Karim-Aly Kassam

International Professor of Environmental and Indigenous Studies, Cornell University

Justine Z. Kwok

Founder & Managing Director, Flow Farm and Sanctuary

Maggie Lin

Communications Manager, Woodwell Climate Research Center

Michelle Packer

Chief Development Officer, Undergraduate Studies, University of Maryland

Greg Page

Associate Professor of Print Media and Drawing, Department of Art, Cornell University

Matt Palumbo

Past President, Cornell Asian Alumni Association

James Prout

Partner, Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP

Bob Ramin

Senior Vice President, Grenzebach Glier & Associates

Todd Robinson

Senior Campus Planner, MIT

Carolyn Roche

Research Assistant, Dartmouth College

Kristen Rupert

Executive Director, AIM International Business Council

Christina Stark

Senior Extension Associate Emerita, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

Carolyn Summers

Adjunct Professor and manager of the Flying Trillium Gardens & Preserve

Catherine Thrasher-Carroll 

Mental Health Promotion Program Director, Skorton Center for Health Initiatives at Cornell Health 

Charlie Trautmann

Director Emeritus, Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY and Adj. Associate Professor of Psychology, Cornell

Nancy Trautmann

Senior Extension Associate Emerita and former Director of Education, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Pauline Wamsler

Founder - Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast

Jessica Zheng

General Manager, Jiahong Group

Scott Zuchorski

Managing Director & Global Head of Infrastructure and Project Finance, Fitch Rating

Join our team

Cornell Botanic Gardens employs a wide range of positions, from land stewards and gardeners to educators and communicators and more. Available positions are posted through Cornell University’s Career website.