According to a press release, Longwood Gardens has appointed Kate Santos, Ph.D., as director of research and conservation. According to the statement, it will organize the “scientific activities of the organization, strategically promoting excellence in research, conservation, land stewardship and ecology with local, national and global impact.”
Santos joins Longwood with 15 years of experience leading for-profit business functions in the horticulture industry. Most recently, she founded Kate Santos LLC, a botanical consulting firm, providing solutions to the world’s most growth-oriented horticultural businesses.
Prior to that, Santos spent six years at Dümmen Orange, where she served as COO for North America and Regional Director of Supply Chain for the Americas, managing leadership teams in North America, America. Central and South America. Santos also worked in research at Costa Farms in Miami, Florida.
She received her doctorate in environmental horticulture from the University of Florida and her BSc in plant biology from the University of New Hampshire.
“We are delighted to have Kate as the new director of research and conservation,” said Sharon Loving, vice president of horticulture at Longwood Gardens. “Kate is a respected botanical expert who has worked on a diverse group of projects to create lasting impacts in the art, science and sustainability of horticulture. Her background and vision make her an ideal fit for this purpose. job.
“I am honored to have been chosen as Director of Research and Conservation at Longwood Gardens,” Santos said. “Longwood is internationally recognized for its heritage in plant exploration, plant conservation and environmental stewardship and I look forward to working with Longwood’s impressive team of professionals to continue to raise and advance the Longwood’s important research, conservation and stewardship work. “