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Born: 1953

Hometown: Elmira, NY

Education: Ph.D in Botany

Occupation: Canopy ecologist (argonaut)

Expeditions: Hot air ballooning to survey biodiversity in Cameroon, Africa; Jason expedition, broadcasting via satellite to 3 million kids from the Amazon treetops

Favorite Place to Be: In a treetop

Best Discoveries: Becoming one of the first female arbornauts; fostering a unique partnership of religion and science in Ethiopia to inspire forest conservation; climbing tropical trees to discover that half of Earth’s land-based biodiversity lives in the treetops; and that women mentoring women is the success of our future 

Favorite Items in the Field: Oreo cookies, headlamp, my cushiony climbing harness

Personal Heroes: Harriet Tubman, Rachel Carson who saved our songbirds, and my two boys for being such great-spirited tree climbers

Website: www.canopymeg.com, www.treefoundation.org

Advice: Cultivate (and enjoy) your five senses – they are key to having fun, and also to survival! 

 

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