Administration & Partners

Emily Coffey

Dr. Coffey, who joined the Garden in 2017, manages staff research and conservation efforts of rare and endangered plants and amphibians. Formerly a member of the biology faculty of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, she received her PhD and her Masters of Science from the University of Oxford and her Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Missouri. As head of the Garden’s Conservation & Research Department, she oversees the Southeastern Center for Conservation, dedicated to coordinating a regional plant conservation network for the Southeast.

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