My name is Shellie and I live in Ketchikan, Alaska. I work for UAS Ketchikan in the Maritime department. I am working on an Indigenous Studies Master’s degree through UAF and focusing my studies on traditional plant uses here in SE Alaska. My husband and I moved to Ketchikan 6 years ago from Idaho with our five kids. We love to hike, gather wild foods to eat, and have bonfires on the beach. I love plants and that’s why I am here! Because I don’t have an extensive history in botany, I am looking forward to gaining a more solid understanding of plant structure and reproduction. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you.