Welcome to my botany site!  My name is Rachel and I will be graduating from the Ohio State University in spring 2019 with a B.S. in Evolution and Ecology and minor in Global Public Health.  I am a plant enthusiast and aspire to study the role of plants in ecological communities and ecosystem function.  So far, I have a background in community ecology research in terrestrial systems. I hope to refine my plant identification skills in this class in order to help me in my career.  If you are interested in learning more about Ohio plants or the research I do, shoot me an email at rouwenhorst.1@osu.edu!