Originally from Buffalo, NY, Jeremy Jungels earned his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Forest Biology from SUNY ESF in Syracuse and then traveled across the continent to complete a M.S. in Wildlife and Conservation Ecology at New Mexico State University. He became interested in pursuing a career in public horticulture in order to have a closer interaction with people and to translate the science of the natural world to a larger audience.
Jeremy has gained work experience in the public garden field as an intern at both the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia, PA and Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. In addition, he has worked as a botanist in upstate NY and in a variety of research positions in NY and NM.
Jeremy’s current research focuses on people’s perceptions and attitudes towards green, or living, roofs. This topic is ideal as it focuses both on improving the health of the natural world with sustainable building practices and how science and technology are translated to the greater public.
Visit Jeremy's website: www.jeremyjungels.com