Jeanne Dodds offers images of milkweed plants during a workshop at Airway Heights Corrections Center. Photo by Ricky Osborne.

Jeanne Dodds

Graduate Research Assistant, MES Program
The Evergreen State College

Jeanne Dodds has lived in the Pacific Northwest throughout her life, spending time in the Great Basin Desert, the Rocky Mountains, and the Puget Sound region. She loves to spend time in natural spaces and experiencing wilderness through alpine scrambling, backpacking, canoeing, and skiing. Her education includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from Boise State University and a Certificate in Scientific Illustration from the University of Washington. As a practicing visual artist, she uses illustration and photography to explore the faceted relationship between humans and the natural world. Ten years ago she started a small, independent business and offers visual arts and environmental education as a Teaching Artist for museums, schools and non-profit organizations. She is a graduate of visual arts and education professional programs through the Washington State Arts Commission and Artist Trust, and has completed artist residencies in the United States and New Zealand.

In fall 2016, she started the Master of Environmental Studies program at Evergreen, where she plans to explore the complex and fascinating relationship between visual arts and natural science. She is excited to be a part of the SPP team and especially learning more about South Puget Sound ecology and habitat restoration. She values working with the fantastic technicians and staff at WCCW as a Prairie Conservation Nursery Coordinator.