meet the team

Maria Vogel, M.S.

Maria Vogel is the Scientific Assistant to the Vice President of Conservation and Research. She specializes in the conservation of rare or endangered plants, particularly genetics, to help inform conservation decisions. At the Garden, she helps the conservation and research team run smoothly on a daily basis. She specifically helps Dr. Emily Coffey with tasks and special projects.


Maria received her Bachelor's of Science in Biology at Benedictine College in Kansas, and a Master's in Botany with a certificate in conservation from Miami University, Ohio. She recently moved to Atlanta and enjoys being active, meeting new people, and the beauty of nature. She is excited to be a part of this team in helping to conserve plants in the Southeast.