“I am motivated to support Cornell Botanic Gardens because it provides a unique learning experience, while being submersed in the natural world.  The organization is valuable to the greater Ithaca area for its iconic geography and ability to unite the community through cultural exploration and engaging events.”


I am a senior at Cornell University studying applied economics and management with a concentration in environmental, energy, and resource economics. My professional interests lie at the intersection of finance and sustainability. Next year, I will be working for Capital One in the Energy Banking Department of its commercial bank.

I first became connected with Cornell Botanic Gardens as a sophomore, when I interned in marketing and communications. I had such a great experience learning about the public garden and meeting wonderful people that I strongly want to continue to work with the organization and support its mission.