Below is a list of some School alumni. If you would like to ask a question of a specific graduate, email the Director, who will then forward it to the respective person.
Ronda Brands (Class of 2009), a native of Boston, is an associate with Lynden B. Miller Public Garden Design.
Amanda J. Kozora (Class of 2009) is a gardener at a private estate in Bellport, NY and at the John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden in Mill Neck, NY.
Songsuk Kim (Class of 2009) is a native of South Korea where she earned a BS in landscape architecture from Sunchon National University. Upon graduation from the School, she accepted a position as gardener here at the Garden’s Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.
Sarah Owens (Class of 2009) has a bachelors degree in sculpture and a previous career as a ceramics artist prior to joining the School. Upon graduation, she became the rosarian at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (http://www.bbg.org).
Myungwoo Yu (Class of 2009) came to the School from Korea with a BS degree in horticulture from Chungbuk National University. After graduation, he returned to Korea, and now plans to attend graduate school and earn a masters degree in landscape architecture at Seoul National University.
Ann Marie Zawistowski (Class of 2008) was hired after graduation as a gardener at Old Westbury Gardens in Old Westbury, New York.
Jamie Aizaga (Class of 2008) is the Horticultural Enhancement Manager for Statile & Todd, Inc., a Landscape Design & Build Company located in Far Hills, New Jersey. http://www.statileandtodd.com.
Fintan O’Sullivan (Class of 2007), a native of Australia, was hired by The New York Botanical Garden after graduation as a propagator in the Nolen Greenhouses for Living Collections.
Naima Green (Class of 2006) is owner of Blue in Green Garden Design, a landscape design company based in Brooklyn that designs, installs and maintains terraces, rooftop gardens and townhouse backyards in NYC.
James Neville Richardson (Class of 2006), a native of Bermuda, became the head curator at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens after graduation.
Cathy Beauregard (Class of 2004) owns and operates Beauregard Horticultural Services, a design, build and maintenance firm in Bethel, CT. She is a member of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association - CT, and the Federated Garden Clubs of America where she lectures regularly on a wide variety of topics to garden clubs in New England.
David Bergman (Class of 2004) started his own landscape design company upon graduation, called DWB Botanical Designs, LLC.
Emily Glodek (Class of 2004) is estate manager at the Vik Estate in Greenwich, CT.
Cathy Deutsch (Class of 2002) worked as an arborist in Central Park, and is now Horticulture Manager at Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills, New Jersey.
Stacey A. Hirvela (Class of 2002) is currently senior associate garden editor for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
Ani Adishian (Class of 2001) started her own company, Flora Horticultural Services, Ltd., which is responsible for beautifying the campus of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.
Jody Payne (Class of 2001) became the horticulturist at Tavern on the Green in Central Park after graduation and later the interim Head Gardener at Hudson Pines Farm in Pocantico Hills, New York. She is now Curator of the Rock Garden at The New York Botanical Garden.
Maria Vlahos (Class of 2001) was Head Gardener at Mount Usher Gardens, Ireland 2002-2006, and is currently co-Director of Thirtythreetrees, Ltd.
Yukie Kurashina (Class of 1992), is a gardener for the Outdoor Gardens at the New York Botanical Garden, propagating Rock Garden plants and growing Japanese Chrysanthemums for the Kiku exhibition.
Margaret Falk (Class of 1989) was hired by The New York Botanical Garden upon graduation and is currently the Associate Vice President for Landscape Gardens and Living Collections.
Kurt Morrell (Class of 1987) was hired by The New York Botanical Garden upon graduation and after many promotions is currently the Director of Arboretum, Grounds & Gardens.
Wayne Cahilly (Class of 1984) was hired by The New York Botanical Garden upon graduation and is currently Manager of the Institutional Mapping Department.
Kim Johnson (Class of 1984) is currently supervisor of the Wall Garden at Old Westbury Gardens in Old Westbury, New York.
Ken Molinari (Class or 1984) has a MS in education prior to joining the School. He has been working at the Garden since graduation and is currently assistant foreman of gardeners and is the head gardener in our Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden.
Mobee Weinstein (Class of 1982) was hired by The New York Botanical Garden upon graduation and is currently Foreman of Gardeners.
Francisca Coelho (Class of 1981) was hired by The New York Botanical Garden upon graduation and is currently the Associate Vice President for Glasshouses & Exhibitions, NYBG.