Erika Edwards

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Director of Marsh Botanical Gardens

Kunso Kim

Associate Director of Marsh Botanical Gardens

Kunso directs management, planning and renovation projects with the vision to develop Marsh as a resourceful university botanical garden and regional destination for its rich botanical treasures and inspirational horticultural display. He is a former Longwood Graduate Fellow at the University of Delaware and comes with many years of  botanical experience with expertise in living collections curation, ex-situ conservation, and systematic botany. 

David Garinger

Indoor Collections Horticulturist

Dave has been here for over 30 years. He got his undergraduate degree in Horticulture from Penn State and his Master’s Degree in Education from SCSU. His specialties include the desert and carnivorous plant collections along with the other tropical plants in our exhibit houses. He also works with the instructors in MCDB & EEB to provide and prepare the plants needed for the Labs taught in our greenhouses.

Christopher Bolick

Plant Research Facilities Manager

Chris manages the plant research greenhouses and growth chambers, and heads up our Integrated Pest Control program. He has a certificate in horticulture from the New York Botanical Gardens and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College. Chris has been at Marsh Botanical Gardens since 2006.

Robert Rak

Research Aide

Bobby is a native New Haven resident, who works for himself as a landscaper when not at Marsh Botanical Garden. This New York Yankees fan has been with us since May 2008.

Eileen Williams

Reseach Greenhouse Horticulturist

Eileen came to us with experience as a grower and gardener, and has been supporting research greenhouse maintenance since September of 2019.