Vegetation Personnel

Hi, my name is Miranda Rodreguize, I am 27 years old and live in Brazil. Each day I discover new species of plants in the rainforest. I have lived in the rainforest since I was 13 years old with my father who was a doctor here for many years before retiring to go back home to the states. I was 20 when my father left, but I stayed to study the plants of the rainforest. I was chosen for this expedition because I am very experienced in the discovery of new and endangered plant species. After many years of practice, I have become an expert in being able to tell how plants can affect our lives.

Hi, my name is Alexis Jordan. I'm 22 years old and engaged. Hopefully, I will be able to be married when my work here is done. I live in Seattle, Washington, where I have lived my entire life except when I went to college. I have wanted to be a botanist since I was 13 years old. I graduated from the Universty of Southern California with a master's degree in chemoplantology, which is the study of how chemicals and foreign life effects plants and vegetation. I have been working at the Universty of Science in the Department of Botany since I got out of college. I was picked for this mission to study, explore new plant life, and to protect endangered plants.

Hi, my name is Summer Marks. I am 23 years old and hopefully, soon to be married to Ryan Sanders. I went to Yale University were I studied to be a botanist. At first I wasn't going to be a botanist, but one of my biology teachers helped me realize that botany was my future career. I know every poisonous plants there is to know. I have done many interships with many botanists. I was chosen to come to this planet to identify poisonous plants along with three other women who have been chosen to come and work on this planet.

Hi, my name is Elizabeth Clair Taylor. I am 23 years old and married to a man from Newport, Oregon, and his name is Scott Taylor. We have been married for six months. I work under the ocean to study how plants are able to live. I went to the University of Marine Biology in Washington. I have worked with marine plants since I was in 10th grade when I went on a field trip to the coast and got to meet a guy that let me work with the plants. When I went home, I then realized that I wanted to be a botanist. I hope that I find new and exotic plants. I also can't wait till I meet my three other colleagues.

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