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Elizabeth Barton

Elizabeth Barton
Volunteer Coordinator
Public Programs

Elizabeth Barton (she/her) has a passion for horticultural education and making science more approachable to everyone through informal education and social media. She joined the U.S. Botanic Garden team as the Volunteer Coordinator in June 2017. Elizabeth has a master's in Public Horticulture Administration from the Longwood Graduate Program, where she researched public garden social media use and millennial engagement strategies. She also has a master's in Plant Science from the University of Maryland, where she researched green roof systems and plant establishment. Elizabeth has a B.S. from the University of Delaware in Landscape Horticulture and Design.