Claire Hopkins


I am queer bisexual and I am a botanist and science communicator. //

I love plants and I love to tell people about them. I fell in love with plant science in AP Biology in high school, and studied plant biology in undergrad. I focused on herbarium collections and writing, and have worked in digitization at three different herbaria. I particularly enjoy collecting plants and mounting them for my own plant collection. I spend my free time running “Brilliant Botany,” a plant science website and community. I attend science festivals, teach school/library programs, and make YouTube videos. My passion is creating engaging, accessible resources about plant science, and empowering people to take the conservation of our planet into their own hands.

Twitter: @museumthoughts; Instagram: @museumthoughts