Carlee N. Steppe
Master’s Student in Environmental Horticulture
Carlee graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Clemson University in December of 2016. As a bachelor’s student her research focused on invasive removal and endangered plant propagation. She also worked for two years at the SC Botanic Garden on the Natural Heritage trail which focused on showcasing the beauty of SC native ecosystems. Upon graduation, Carlee accepted a position with the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Bureau of Land Management working with native seed collection in the Mojave Desert. Carlee started her Master’s degree at the University of Florida in August of 2017. Her research focuses on native plant propagation with emphasis on establishment in home landscapes. Her career goals include continuing to research native plant conservation and propagation.