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Planted: Finding Your Roots in STEM Careers

Sep 24, 2019

Matt Lobdell, curator of living collections at The Morton Arboretum, highlights his interesting career path from anthropology to curating one of the largest collections of trees in North America. His sense of adventure serves him well as he travels to remote locations around the world to find rare or endangered trees...

Sep 17, 2019

Anna Ball, president and CEO of Ball Horticultural Company, discusses how leadership, business, and STEM can combine to make an exciting and vibrant career. Ball leads diverse teams to ensure that Ball Horticultural Company makes the world a more beautiful place by developing and selling disease and fungal-resistant...

Sep 17, 2019

Julie Travaglini, education program director at the Allegheny Land Trust, talks about how she found a career that balances her passion for education and the outdoors. From inspiring kids to certifying her backyard as a wildlife habitat, Travaglini connects nature and plants with people on a daily basis. Travaglini...

Sep 10, 2019

Matt Candeias, PhD candidate at the University of Illinois and creator of In Defense of Plants, describes his career and the importance of communication. Through his own research and studies and the creation of the extremely successful podcast In Defense of Plants, Candeias uses communication to address complex topics...

Sep 10, 2019

Kevin McIntyre, climber arborist at The Morton Arboretum, dives into the importance of risk-assessment in a STEM career. From evaluating the safety of the trees he is about to climb to thoughtfully selecting the next step in his career, McIntyre assesses situations every day.


Bonus Content:

  • Kevin McIntyre’s