WHO WE ARE

Milkweeds for Monarchs is a self-organized pilot project based in Flagstaff, Arizona, propelled by citizen science volunteers. We have no operating budget, but raise funds to grow and distribute milkweed plants through local plant sales and other private efforts. The following individuals serve as the Project Team at Northern Arizona University to coordinate this effort:

Meet The Team

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John Campodall'Orto,
Leaderhip Intern (Summer 2022)

John's project aims to increase the population of monarchs through the planting of native milkweed and pollinator gardens, the implementation of feeding stations and the experimentation of preferred nutrient sources. 

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Emma Elsner,
Future Leadership Intern (2022-23)

Emma will be studying which milkweeds monarchs prefer to lay their eggs on.

Alumni

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Clare Dunnahoo,
Conservation Intern (2021-22)

 Strengthened overall community outreach through social media platforms

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John LeFebre, 
Conservation Intern (2021)

Provided funding through merchandise sales

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Amber Butler,
Conservation Intern (2021-22)

Focused on educational outreach and spreading awareness

Elisa Whitby,
Conservation Intern (2022)

Studied the effects of aphids on milkweed growth and reproduction

Bre Van Horn,
Conservation Intern (2022)

Studied the effects of aphids on milkweed growth and reproduction

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Danielle Stroh, 
Leadership Intern
(2021-22)

Worked on an alternative propagation experiment and community outreach

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Casey Hensen, 
Leadership Intern
(2019-20)

Currently a graduate student at the College of William and Mary studying milkweed ecology and Monarch conservation

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Emelia Lawrence 
Leadership Intern (2017-19)

Currently in the University of Arizona's Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program

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Emily Haworth
Leadership Intern (2016-18)

Currently the Sustainability Fund Coordinator for the University of Arizona