Howdy, I’m Ellen! I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio, but I spend most of my time up at Ohio State in Columbus. I am studying Environmental Science with a focus on ecosystem restoration (and loving it!). Plant ecology plays a huge part in this focus, so I’m excited to learn more about the botany of Ohio. 
I enjoy outdoor adventuring, including hiking, camping, and backpacking. Close to home, the Red River Gorge is one of my favorite places to visit. I would love to be able to identify various plants I see along my hikes and understand what they signify within an ecosystem. I am hoping this knowledge will give me a better appreciation for the places I go and the plants and trees I meet along the way.