Andrea leads ArbNet, the award-winning, international network of arboreta, in order to foster collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and resources for the establishment and professionalism of arboreta.
Throughout her career, Andrea has worked in four different public gardens and arboreta, ranging from small to large, making her particularly well-suited to work with the diverse ArbNet community. Through these roles, as well as her BS and MS in Public Horticulture and PhD in Forest Biology, she has rich experience in virtually all key aspects of running an arboretum. These include establishing an ArbNet-accredited arboretum, curating a collection, conducting research, communicating science, supporting education and engagement, and leading diversity and inclusion initiatives.
As ArbNet Leader, Andrea’s role is to manage, grow, and promote ArbNet, and lead strategic planning, programming, and arboretum network support.