Sophia Warsh is an artist, gardener and field botanist. Her interests include prairies, and plant taxonomy and systematics. She has worked at the Queens Botanical Garden, the Central Park Conservancy and the Missouri Botanical Garden. She moved to Boulder in 2015 and studied grass taxonomy with Jennifer Ackerfield at CSU. Sophia is a new student in the Museum and Field Studies Graduate program. She is also a student of aerial dance at Frequent Flyers Productions.
For her thesis, Sophia will conduct a floristic inventory of Heil Valley Ranch and Hall Ranch in the North foothills of Boulder County. The survey will provide Boulder County Parks and Open Space and The CU Boulder Herbarium with a repository of data of an ecologically complex foothills ecotone