Sophie Carpenter

Originally from Pennsylvania, Sophie moved to Vermont to pursue a B.S. in wildlife biology from the University of Vermont. As an undergraduate, she took multiple courses in plant biology, forestry, and dendrology, which initially sparked her interest in working with plants. After graduating, Sophie has been an animal care intern at an aquarium in Vermont, a horticulturist at a native botanical garden in Philadelphia, a biological science technician at Rocky Mountain National Park, and a previous garden center and sea turtle intern at SCCF.

Sophie is passionate about wildlife and native plant conservation, and she’s particularly interested in educating people about the relationships between wildlife and plants. At SCCF, Sophie is continuing to expand on her knowledge of pollinators, plants, and other Sanibel wildlife so she can share this knowledge with others.