View the sections below to meet our team!

Our team

  • Kristina Jones, PhD, Director
  • Jenn Yang '12, PhD, Associate Director
  • Julianna Razryadov, PhD, Botanical Collections Manager
  • Tania Acevedo, Academic Administrator for Environmental Hub
  • Sean Halloran, Senior Greenhouse Horticulturist
  • Anne Beckley, Senior Gardens Horticulturist
  • Sofia Wolman, Gardens Horticulturist

View our staff bios

Botanic Gardens student assistants 2023-2024

  • Ailani Fraser
  • Angela Douglass
  • Ari Zadvornaya
  • Ayumi Fong
  • Baani Bhatnagar
  • Bridget Lynch
  • Eliza White
  • Emily Wall
  • Emma Andrew
  • Erynn Lau
  • Fabiola Ramirez
  • Iris Cessna
  • Izzy Chung
  • Josiane Uwumukiza
  • Julia Doster
  • Kasey (KC) Cole
  • Kathryn Zaia
  • Lilia Bickson
  • Lily Marynik
  • Lucia Chen
  • Maddie Speagle
  • Reena Kim
  • Rena Ramaraju
  • Rohini Narayanan
  • Yutong Wu

Thorndike interns 2023-2024

  • Angela Douglass
  • Fabiola Ramirez
  • Reena Kim
  • Lucia Chen

The Botanic Gardens collaborates closely with several on-campus partners: the Frost Center for the Environment, the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative, and the Office of Sustainability. Collectively, our four groups, and in close partnership with the Environmental Studies department, form the Environmental Hub at Wellesley, co-hosting student programs and diverse opportunities to spark interest and engage in environmental learning and leadership. Wellesley College students, faculty, and staff can join the Environmental Hub google group (log-in required) for news from all of our groups!

We work closely with the Wellesley Grounds team and Facilities department to maintain our landscapes and facilities, and our programs align with the strategic plan of the College, including centering inclusive excellence and sustainability.

Wellesley College Botanic Gardens is a member of the American Public Gardens Association and is a Massachusetts Public Garden. We have collaborated and/or co-sponsored with many local groups that focus on education, environment, agriculture, climate justice, and everything related to plants. We welcome your collaboration and connection! Contact us at with inquiries.