Meaghan Petix

photoMeaghan is the Crew Lead in the Conservation Research Program – she travels all over the state to implement science projects and monitor rare plant species with our seasonal interns.

Meaghan received a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Studies (2011) from Binghamton University and her M.S. in Plant Biology (2014) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where her research took her up to Alberta to study the impact of increased nitrogen deposition on boreal peatlands. Following her work knee-deep in bogs in Alberta, she spent a field season working in the Mojave desert – a completely different ecosystem with its own unique challenges.

She’s been in Oregon for almost two years now and absolutely loves it here! Since she’s an immense moss-lover, it’s always been her dream to move to the lush Pacific Northwest. Outside of work she enjoys birding, hot springs, x-country skiing, second-run movie theaters, and listening to records.