- Arboretum Assistant
Sarah Parker is a senior Interdisciplinary Studies major in the Environmental Science track. As a student she has been heavily engaged in the Arboretum and an avid volunteer. Her undergraduate coursework includes a stimulating blend of the biological (Ecology, Marine Biology, Ethnobotany, Medicinal Botany, and a Tropical Ecology study abroad to Ecuador) and the environmental (GIS mapping, Environmental Politics, Environmental Law). As a young freshman she sought out the Arboretum to learn more about the environment and has since then gained valuable experience from volunteering since the beginning of the organic garden, completing a summer Medicinal Botany research internship, and finishing with an internship focused on both the garden and campus landscapes. Sarah’s passion for protecting the environment is evident in her involvement and leadership throughout her four years at UCF with SGA’s Environmental Coalition, UCF’s Unifying Theme, and Volunteer UCF. You can find her on and off campus promoting environmental stewardship through facilitating the Unifying Theme’s scholarship competitions or movie screenings and leading volunteers on Wekiva river canoe cleanups on the weekends.