Patty WestAugust 17, 2017
Field Trips & Project Period
B.S. in Botany and Parks and Recreation Management from Northern Arizona University
M.S. in Renewable Natural Resources from University of Arizona
Patty grew up in upstate New York and south Florida. She moved to Arizona in 1990 and has been studying and working as a field botanist and ethnobotanist in southwest United States and northwest Mexico since then. She has been involved with VVS for several years leading the Vision Quest Field Trip and collaborating with the VVS Farm team. Since March 2016 she has been working with the Farm, sustainability, tribal relationships, and grant writing.
In her spare time Patty enjoys playing with plants, painting plants, photographing plants, eating plants, and traveling to visit other plants.