Citizen scientist profile: Kathryn


Following a career in finance, Kathryn decided to pursue her long-time interest in gardening and began volunteering with the Chicago Botanic Garden. She started working in the outdoor gardens but soon switched to the research department in hopes of learning more about plants and plant science. Since joining the Echinacea Project in 2008, Kathryn has become a jack of all trades. She helps clean Echinacea heads and has counted over 150,000 achenes! Kathryn’s favorite pastimes are gardening and knitting.

This is one in a series of profiles recognizing the hard work and dedication of citizen scientists volunteering for the Echinacea Project at the Chicago Botanic Garden.


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