Hello there, I’m Jenna. I am going into my fourth year at Ohio State University with a major in Forestry, Fisheries, & Wildlife. I am particularly interested in herpetology and have a special place in my heart for turtles, frogs, and salamanders. Though I have only started to dip my toes into the world of plants, I have always been drawn to liking moss and lichen. I love their range in greens and other colors and when looking close some moss reminds me of kelp or seaweed in the ocean!

My coat of arms can give some brief insight to myself and my interests, some of which I’ve mentioned before. I love to read and write some but and like to spend some of my time in the warmer seasons kayaking and hiking. The quote by Mother Teresa that reads “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples” is quite representative of how I view my personal and professional contributions. I know that I cannot create widespread and sustainable change, but I can put my efforts forth and work with others and together we can initiate the change needed to maintain the health of Earth and her inhabitants.

I hope that through this page, you (the reader) and I can learn alongside one another and explore the biodiversity of plants within Ohio!