Lena is responsible for leading efforts to enhance the educational, outreach, and fundraising activities at the Gardens, including long-term strategic planning. She also serves as the Director of the Chrysler Herbarium and is a professor in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.
Matt is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all areas of the Gardens. He works closely with the Public Garden Management student interns, teaching them garden maintenance practices and a variety of horticultural techniques, as well as basic garden design as it applies to public gardens and parks.
Manager of Horticulture
Monica is responsible for cultivation and management of plant materials. She plans, organizes, and coordinates all activities of student workers and volunteers engaged in propagating, and cultivating in our greenhouses. Monica leads the horticultural team in designing and maintaining all of the annual displays throughout the gardens, both in ground and containers. She also helps to facilitate plant sale production and management.
Student Farm Manager
Alex manages the Student Farm at Rutgers Gardens and the Student Farm internship program, which provide unique learning opportunities and hands-on experiences for students. He also manages Cook’s Market, the farmers market at Rutgers Gardens.
Patricia coordinates various aspects of the Rutgers Gardens membership program. She is responsible for maintaining and recruiting new members, as well as corresponding with our membership about special events and member benefits.