Emily Wittkop is a trained botanist from the Pacific Northwest. She has spent the last six years working as a native seed collector specializing in threatened and endangered species augmentation and prairie oak restoration. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Natural Resource Management from Oregon State University and a minor in Forest Management. Her work focus is to provide access to a wide variety of plant materials through education, conservation, and land stewardship. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, dinner with friends, and her favorite winter activity: willow basketry.