My name is Aurora, I’m a senior here at UAF and I’ll be officially graduated after this summer! I’m graduating with a BA in Communications with a minor in Psychology. I just moved back to AK after a year in Los Angeles. I’m originally from a town in Northern California called Santa Rosa, but moved up here to attend UAF in 2019. I’m all about critters and nature. I have a fat black cat, I live with a huge Karelian Bear dog, i co-own ferrets, just raised butterflies, and I love riding horses. I like to try and stay grounded and to find ways to incorporate nature or it’s inspirations in all that I do. I’m excited to take this class and better identified with the native flora and fauna around me.
I’m not great at it, but I enjoy gardening and tending to my houseplants and want to get better versed with knowing what plants to forage. Typing this is currently making me crave shortbread cookies with lavender and flowers baked in.
I’m taking a few summer courses just for credit completion. My course load is metal smithing, intermediate drawing, advanced photography portfolio, and this class! I’ve been really interested in genetically modified plants, I like when florists dye plants and I know of scientists artificially combining plants with bacteria to make them bioluminescent. Beyond this I love moss, willow trees, and birds of paradise have a special place in my heart.
Excited to get to know you all and see all the pretty plant observations!