Amanda K. Neill, M.S.
Director of the Herbarium (BRIT-SMU-VDB)
Ph.D. Candidate, City University of New York
M.S. in Botany, Texas A&M University
B.S. in Horticulture, Texas A&M University
Amanda Neill, from College Station, Texas, joined the BRIT staff in 2003 as Collections Manager and became Director of the Herbarium in 2006. She is also the codirector of the Andes to Amazon Biodiversity Program.
Amanda earned a B.S. in Horticulture and an M.S. in Botany from Texas A&M University, based on a study of the flora of Madison County, Texas (see Sida 19(4):1083-1121. 2001). She has an active interest in floristics of Texas, as well as of neotropical areas. In addition to having field experience in Texas, Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador, and Peru, Amanda is experienced with anatomical and molecular laboratory equipment and is a published scientific illustrator. She is in the last stages of work toward a Ph.D. in Botany from City University of New York/New York Botanical Garden, studying systematics of the genus Gurania (Cucurbitaceae). You can read more about her work at the Gurania Pages website, and at www.andesamazon.org.
Phone: 817.332.4441, ext. 217