Conservatory Closed

To limit the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) has changed its operations. The Conservatory and gated outdoor gardens are temporarily closed to the public while Bartholdi Park and the Terrace Gardens remain open. Please monitor this website for updates to operating status. Many resources can be accessed online, including educational materials, virtual tours, informational videos, and our fall programs will all be online. Connect with resources from home at

Fatimah Pierce, Ph.D.

Fatimah Pierce
Business Operations Manager
(202) 225-5002

Fatimah Pierce is the Business Operations Manager, bringing her passion and energy for developing innovative and systemic solutions. She is an expert in strategic planning, organizational development, and grants management, having overseen billion-dollar grant programs for emergency preparedness and recovery, economic and workforce development, and K-12 education.

Dr. Pierce holds a bachelor's degree in human development and a master's degree in organizational management. In addition, she earned her doctorate in public policy and administration, and she is a graduate of the federal Executive Leadership Program. Dr. Pierce uses her voice as a speaker and facilitator for conversations about inclusion and equity, leadership and employee development, and business success.