How to work for the US Government- the Presidential Management Fellowship

By¬†Matthew Bond, SEB At-large Student Committee Member, Botany PhD from the University of Hawai'i. ~3,000 words, 20 minute reading time. Are you interested in career opportunities outside of academia? SEB Member Grady Zuiderveen is currently working for the U.S. Forest Service while completing a prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF). To learn more about PMF, we... Continue Reading →

‘How I got here’ – Nancy Turner

*An interview with Dr Nancy J. Turner, ethnobotanist and distinguished professor emeritus in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria and 2015 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow.  ~2,900 words, around 20 minutes reading time. Do you consider yourself primarily an ethnobotanist or do you have another way of seeing yourself? I think I... Continue Reading →

‘How I got here’ – Mark Nesbitt

An interview with Mark Nesbitt, Curator of the Economic Botany Collection at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Read how a school farm influenced an early interest in wheat agriculture, and how a chance meeting at a photocopier changed his career path. Mark also shares his views about the responsibilities of working with 19th century colonial collections and their future role in research.

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