Like many others before me, I was naturally drawn to the botanical world from a very young age. I won’t bore you with childhood memories spent in meadows and woodlands, but it is a curiosity and fascination that, to this day, frame the ways in which I understand plants and the greater ecological community.
My formal education began in college as a plant biology student. I studied organic chemistry, plant diversity, plant biochemistry, ecology, and more, setting the foundation necessary for a comprehensive understanding of herbal medicine. Since graduating Marlboro College in 2016, my studies have shifted towards spiritual disciplines of herbalism out of necessity, as science alone cannot teach us how to make sense of our world. I have had the pleasure to study under a diverse cohort of teachers and mentors. Feng xiao Liu, owner of Sinofilia Tea Shop, continues to help me navigate the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Doaist philosophy. I am currently a student at David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies (’22) and have learned from teachers including Tammi Sweet MS, Rosalee de Foret, Rich Mandelbaum, and others.
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