Interested in exploring how you can put your life sciences skills to work outside the lab? Want to learn more about opportunities at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, an international center for the study of plants, horticulture and biodiversity? Sign up to meet in small groups with Dr. Jake Grossman, Putnam Postdoctoral Fellow at Arnold Arboretum (Picture and Bio Below). Discuss whatever you are interested in, including the nature of field work, if further study is needed, and opportunities within the fields of ecology and biology. PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND.
Dr. Grossman graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies. While completing his Master's in International Forestry at the University of Washington, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural eastern Paraguay, where he was an environmental educator and agroforestry extensionist. His master's research explored the sustainability of eucalyptus plantation forestry for small farmers. Subsequently, as a doctoral student in the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior program at the University of Minnesota, Jake conducted research on the ecological effects of forest biodiversity loss and on aspen conservation at the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. As an independent researcher at the Arnold, he uses field, lab, and greenhouse experiments to study how evolution has shaped the resilience of maple trees to contemporary climate change. Jake draws on his faith as a practicing Jew and on his identity as a gay man to fight for meaningful climate action and greater equity and diversity in the sciences.
Undergraduates interested in working at the Arnold Arboretum should check out the internship opportunities!