Amanda is a Research Botanist with NatureServe, where she is responsible for regular reviews of the conservation status of North American plants. She has a M.S. degree in Plant Science from Delaware State University where she studied the taxonomy of beak sedges (Rhynchospora, Cyperaceae).
She began her botanical career as an intern and later a seasonal ecologist with Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program. Amanda has extensive field experience with the flora of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. Amanda was a coauthor on Mistaken Identity? and has assisted us with field surveys and botanical specimen determination.