Rachel joined BRIT as part time Digitization Tech in late 2018 but began volunteering within research and the herbarium in 2014. In spring 2018 she worked to digitize Crataegus specimens collected in Arkansas as part of a project with the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission. Prior research as a student provided opportunities to investigate ecotypes of Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem) as well as interactions between a specialist herbivore and Sarracenia alata (Pale Pitcher Plant). While the majority of Rachel’s work experience has been ecological field work in wetlands, she is excited to continue learning about the morphology, taxonomy, and distribution of plants with unusual adaptations while digitizing specimens in the herbarium. In her free time, Rachel enjoys exploring, reading, watercolor painting, and identifying plants to uninterested friends during hikes.