Growing a Greener Future Together 

At MBGNA we are not just preserving nature; we are perpetuating a living legacy of research, teaching, experiential learning, sustainability, and community engagement. It’s a symbiotic venue where nature and knowledge meet, inspiring generations of leaders who shape the world.

Nurturing Potential, Cultivating Change

Our mission aligns with the University of Michigan's values, supporting transformative research, hands-on education, and proactive community initiatives. We are an eco-centric hub where students, faculty, alumni, and the wider community converge to explore the natural world and develop critical solutions for tomorrow's environmental challenges. 

Alumni in Action

Below are some of the University of Michigan alumni whose dedication is vital to the important work we do here. These Wolverines personify the 'Leaders and Best' ethos, playing a key role in helping MBGNA thrive.

Jeremy Moghtader, M.S.
Campus Farm Program Manager

M.S. in Resource Ecology and Management, School of Natural Resources and Environment
B.S. in Economics, U-M

Daniela Fernández Méndez Jiménez, M.S.
Assistant Director of Annual Giving

M.S. in Ecosystem Science and Management & Behavior, Education and Communication, School for Environment and Sustainability

Andy Traugh, B.S.
Visitor Experience Lead

B.S. in Architecture, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Your impact

Alumni of the University of Michigan carry with them unique experiences shaped by time spent in both Nichols Arboretum and Matthaei Botanical Gardens. We invite you to renew these connections and share in our collective journey towards a more sustainable future. 

Engage with Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum once again. Reconnect with the spirit of your alma mater and help us create a brighter, greener future. 

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