SEB Student Committee
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any of us – about SEB and the student group in general, opportunities or resources you would like to see us work with the SEB Council to make possible, or about our individual research!
We hail from diverse programs worldwide, and hope our diverse perspectives will increase student involvement in Economic Botany, broadly defined.
Student Representative-Elect to the SEB Council
Ghita is a graduate candidate at Florida State University in the Department of Anthropology. Her interests center around on Ethnobotany, and in particularly the conservation of plants of both biological and cultural importance.
After studying a BA International Politics, Jason worked for two years as full-time forager. He then moved to London to study for a BSc in Herbal Medicine, and set up his own business leading walks through London parks on the plant identification and wild foods. Following this, he worked for several years at Kew Gardens on a database of medicinal plant names. Jason will soon begin postgraduate study at Kent with an MSc in Ethnobotany, and then a PhD in the harvesting of wild plants in Jamaica to supply the trade to the UK.
Matthew is a PhD candidate at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa interested in ethnobotany of Oceania. He is primarily interested in why people use certain plant species and plant parts medicinally, rather than others, and tests how the people, plants, and illnesses around you affect your medicinal plant knowledge. He has extensive fieldwork experiences, and just returned from a summer experience in the Solomon Islands.