Katherine joined the Arboretum as Horticulturist in 2012 and is thrilled to be working at the intersection of people and plants on the Colorado Plateau. Katherine first fell in love with the unique beauty of high elevation desert landscapes as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Since then she has taught, guided, and gardened in Slovenia, Honduras, Oregon’s Applegate Valley, and Boulder, Utah. Katherine has participated in the Grand Canyon Trust’s Budding Botanist Program and the Flora of the Vermillion Cliffs inventory project. In her free time, she enjoys midwifery, fermenting foods, permaculture, and riding her bicycle or walking whenever possible. Katherine holds a B.A. in English with a minor in Environmental Studies from Colby College and a M.A. in Sustainable Communities with an emphasis on sense of place from Northern Arizona University.