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Dr. Tanya Quist is the director of the University of Arizona Campus Arboretum, Assistant Professor in The School of Plant Sciences. She earned a Ph.D. studying plant environmental stress and MS and BS degrees in horticulture science. She advocates for responsible landscape practices which protect urban trees and support sustainable landscape management.
Matt Anderson is the Grounds Superintendent for the University of Arizona campus. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Crop and Soil Science from Michigan State University. He has worked in different climates and countries as a sports turf manager including minor league baseball, the 2004 Summer Olympics and NCAA athletics. Current responsibilities include all functions of the U of A Grounds Services Department including the care of the Campus Arboretum trees.
Dr. Steven Leavitt, Steven Leavitt has a B.S. degree in Geology from the University of Illinois, M.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia, and Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the University of Arizona. Leavitt is the Associate Director of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona. His specialty is isotope dendrochronology as applied to paleoclimate and ecology questions. He has been author or co-author on more than 150 papers, and has been Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on 20 grants from various agencies including National Science Foundation, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Dept. of Energy, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Leavitt teaches classes related to global change, biogeochemical cycles and isotope dendrochronology, and he has also been editor of the international journal Tree-Ring Research since 2001.
Ann Audrey is an alumna of the U of A, and has spent many happy hours over the years walking among the wonderful trees in the Campus Arboretum. As a board member, she will be helping with the Campus Arboretum newsletters.
Caryl Clement is an alumna of the UA, with a BS in Agriculture, majoring in Horticulture and a Master’s in Landscape Architecture. As a board member she will be helping with the re-design of the President’s Pond area and other landscape revitalization projects.
Judith Ratliff (MLA, UA 1991) has been designing Tucson landscapes for 25 years. She's also known for the articles she's written on plantings, design issues and architecture for various publications.
Lori Woods earned her Landscape Architecture degree from the UA and works with RECON Environmental, Inc. She is native Tucsonan, with a passion for Sonoran desert conservation and habitat restoration. Ms. Woods provides design consultation assistance to Dr. Quist for key areas of the Campus Arboretum that are prioritized for revitalization, giving careful consideration to their historic context.