Mae Lin currently serves as Director of the newly launched IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility) Center for Public Gardens, a collaboration between Denver Botanic Gardens and the American Public Garden Association, with support from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Her pronouns are she/her. Mae Lin has been a passionate advocate for public gardens and IDEA based on the belief that the joy and
wonder cultivated by public gardens and the protection of biodiversity must include human connection and a sense of belonging. Mae Lin holds certificates in Horticulture and Native Plant Studies. She is also 2020 graduate of the esteemed Longwood Fellows Program at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.
“Being involved with Ecological Landscape Alliance is a way for me to help advance the growth of our exceptional educational offerings and community and expand access, but also learn from the community. It is important to me that we support passionate carers of the land and explore the diversity of ways in which communities do that, beyond who or what we know, and surface those conversations.”