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Name Biography
Kwok Kay Choey Kwok Kay Choey is an artist and tai chi instructor. He received his art education in Singapore, New York, and Europe and is proficient in both Chinese and Western painting. He has led painting/calligraphy workshops at the Metropolitan Museum and at the American Museum of Natural History and taught at Queens College, Westchester Community College Center for the Arts, and elsewhere. A practitioner of tai chi/qi gong for more than 50 years, he often participates in tai chi seminars in Asia and has instructor certification in Tai Chi for Arthritis from the Dr. Paul Lam Tai Chi for Health Institute. He practices the Yang style, tracing tai chi's martial arts origins while emphasizing its health benefits.
Scout Kerensky-Coodley
Colin Kirk Colin Kirk graduated from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The University of Georgia with a concentration in Horticulture. He has spent close to 10 years working in various areas of the horticultural industry in New York City, including green roofing, green infrastructure, and urban landscaping. He is currently a gardener at Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing.
Allison Maletz Allison Maletz is a contemporary watercolor and mixed media artist, with degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design and the Slade School of Fine Art, London. She has exhibited her work widely in Europe and the U.S. She has also taught people of all ages and currently leads classes in painting, drawing, illustration, installation, and professional practices for artists at Parsons School of Design, Marymount Manhattan College, and various continuing education courses in NYC.
Stephanie Pace
Georgia Silvera Seamans Georgia Silvera Seamans is an urban and community forester with field experience in Boston, Oakland, and NYC. She is also an independent researcher and freelance writer. Her research has been published in the journals Urban Forestry & Urban Greening and Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, and she has bylines in Popular Science and Audubon magazines and on the website Urban Omnibus. She is the founder of Local Nature Lab and directs the organization’s Washington Square Park Eco Projects initiative. Silvera Seamans is a co-organizer of #BlackBotanistsWeek.