- Interpretive master planning
- Best practices for interpretive writing and design
- Evaluation of interpretive media
As interpretation coordinator and a member of the education team, I am responsible for creating and updating our interpretive master plan as well as planning, writing, and coordinating the design and installation of all interpretive materials, such as outdoor signs, brochures, exhibits, self-guided tours, and more. I am also responsible for managing our website and keeping the content fresh and up to date.
Through interpretation, we offer visitors a way to deeply connect with our gardens and natural areas to provide them with memorable and enjoyable experiences and nurture their personal connections with plants.
I joined Cornell Botanic Gardens in July 2007 and have worked closely with all staff to fulfill our interpretive master plan, which included adding numerous interpretive signs throughout our gardens and natural areas, collaborating with Cornell faculty and students to create interpretive exhibits in the Nevin Welcome Center every six months, and creating a series of self-guided tours for visitors to explore our on-campus areas on their mobile devices.
I hold a Bachelor of Science in natural resources and a Master of Professional Studies in horticulture from Cornell University.