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REED's Bio

Reed Coffey (they/them) has called Tucson home for the past decade. Their time with the Arizona Conservation Corps and love of the outdoors helped develop their interest in native plant restoration. 


In their final semester of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology undergraduate program at the University of Arizona, Reed divides their time between work in the Laboratory of Tree Ring Research, focusing on climate reconstruction, and with Borderlands Restoration Network. They are enthusiastic about exploring ways to connect their study of the past with actions that move us toward a sustainable future.


The plants and landscapes that surround us have also been Reed's artistic inspiration throughout their life. They paint both as a celebration of the beauty of nature and to call attention to the need for conservation work.

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