Hello botanists!

My name is Maddy, and I am a third year Forestry and Wildlife major here at Ohio State. My true passion is wildlife conservation, but I am excited to dive into the world of Ohio plants and learn more about what makes up the ecosystems our native wildlife reside in. I am especially excited about learning what makes plant species different as well as the role they play in the natural world. Conservation in general is extremely important to me, so I am hoping I can learn more about conserving Ohio’s native plants.

Since you asked (you didn’t), and I know you all are just dying to know more about me (or not), I figured I would share a few personal tidbits about myself. I am a player on and the social chair of the Ohio State women’s rugby club! Aside from wildlife conservation, the wonderful sport of rugby is a huge passion of mine. My motto in life is “Don’t dream it, be it”, a quote from the fabulous musical, Rocky Horror Picture Show. This quote reminds me to do everything I can to realize my dreams, even when the odds may be stacked against me. The picture on the header of my website is actually something I drew myself. Drawing and art in general is one of my favorite things to do in my spare time. This past summer I did an internship at a wildlife rehabilitation center near my hometown, which further fueled my passion for wildlife. After I graduate, my ultimate goal is to become a wildlife rehabilitator and do my part to conserve Ohio’s native wildlife!