I’m Iris Harritt and I grew up in Southeast Texas right on the Gulf of Mexico. I graduated with a BS in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University and moved to Alaska 6 years ago! I recently finished an MS in Biological Sciences from UAF! I am taking this class as a refresher and as a way to rekindle my love for Botany! I am looking forward to learning more about Alaska’s Flora! I will be taking a 5 day backpacking trip in Denali during this course, and can’t wait to fully immerse myself in the field and identify as many species as I can while I am there!