My name is Sydney. I graduated a year ago from the University of Michigan (located on land belonging to the Anishnaabe peoples) with a BA in Environmental Sustainability and Art. While in school, I spent several seasons working on farms, growing my curiosity of plant biology, food systems, and food equity.
Since graduating, I have moved to North Carolina (land belonging to the Catawba, Cheraw, and Waxhaw peoples), where I’ve taken a couple classes at the University of North Carolina Botanical Gardens, working towards a certificate in Native Plant Studies. Though I thoroughly enjoy learning about botany and gardening, my interest in environmentalism is always intersectional and always justice-centric.
My work experience has taken me from farm fields and research labs to public health departments and nonprofits. I am excited to expand that experience to include working with the National Park Service this summer.