Hi everybody. I’m Stephanie Zaborac-Reed – known as “Steph” (with a “ph”). I’m originally from Southcentral Alaska, born in Palmer and raised in Anchorage. Currently I’m living in the Seattle area with my husband Kevin, our German Shepherd dog Tanzer (German for “dancer”), and four Ragdoll cats (Twitch, Zhiva, Mystie, and Cate). I’m a sometimes-graduate student, and have been working and volunteering in Estella Leopold’s pollen lab at the University of Washington; I’m also a symphony musician, and have a lot of hobbies. I’m TOTALLY thrilled to learn more about the botany of Alaska, and I’m looking forward to meeting all of you!