Former Staff and Students
Sarada Sangameswaran graduated from Rutgers University in 1995 with a master’s in Ecology. She spent seven years in environmental consulting firms, conducting wetland and water quality studies, endangered species surveys and wetland restoration plans. In 2002, she joined the Chicago Botanic Garden as their Coordinator for Secondary Education Programs, getting first generation college-goers to engage in hands-on science and to spend time outdoors. She has also worked as a freelance consultant, evaluating projects and conducting workshops. Most recently, she worked as a naturalist at the Three Rivers Park District.
Sarada joined the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab in Fall 2013 as a Community Program Assistant. She is looking forward to engaging people, especially teachers and students, in citizen science projects. In her spare time, she loves to read a good book and spend time outdoors with her family.