Jaemie Bynum

Environmental Technician

I am the plant friend that identifies invasive species and pretty flowers on your forest hike. I’m an environmental scientist with an interdisciplinary background in horticulture, phytoremediation research, fuels management, and land stewardship. I’m fascinated by our ability to turn qualitative into quantitative. Growing up in the Portland area, I’m passionate about environmental justice, restoring habitat, and supporting a just future for all.  

BS in Environmental Science, University of Oregon
Favorite Quote
“Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly?” - Frida Kahlo
Favorite Species & Why:
Rough Horsetail (Equisetum hyemale). The sheathing nodes are very aesthetically pleasing to me and its ability to persist throughout time is admirable. I also performed a series of phytoremediation studies on this plant and grew a deep respect for its slow and sturdy behavior.