Ashley Gamell is a plant educator at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She works in the Discovery Garden and cares for BBG's unique collection of plants in the Education Greenhouses. Ashley earned a B.A. In Environmental Studies from Middlebury College and a Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmetnal Biology from Columbia University. She is a contributing author to Easy Compost, Edible Gardens, and The Kid's Guide to Exploring Nature. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys writing poetry.