Cheryl Wilen


I am gay and I am a botanist/weed scientist/integrated pest management advisor. //

My siblings and I grew up doing pretty much whatever we wanted (no helicopter parents here), so we learned both in class and experientially. I have a B.S. and M.S. Horticulture, a PhD in Botany, and I’ve been gay my whole life! I work for University of California Cooperative Extension with the best colleagues in the world.