Jake Grossman


I am gay and I am a a plant ecologist. //

My love of plants has taken me to restored wetlands in Ohio, eucalyptus plantations in Paraguay, biodiversity experiments in Minnesota, and aspen stands across the Midwest. I am currently a postdoctoral scholar at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum in Boston, where I am studying the drought vulnerability of the Arboretum’s diverse tree collections. I am also a gay Jew with many power identities: I appear before others as a white, cis, able-bodied man. In these roles, I am dedicated to working collaboratively with less-represented folks to create and sustain meaningful opportunities in the life sciences.