Angelica Arocho

Angelica Arocho is the Ecological Monitoring Coordinator at Stone Barns. She initially joined the team in 2019 as the plant intern and held this position for two years. She has contributed to several botanical and ecological studies. In 2018, she contributed to the creation of a habitat map of the Pocantico River Watershed. She also aided in a study that focused on native tree regeneration at the New York Botanical Garden and several New York City forests. In 2019, she surveyed and mapped the emergence of spring ephemerals at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Lastly, in 2020, she spearheaded a meadow monitoring study at the Teatown Lake Reservation.

She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Pace University and several certificates in environmental conservation and horticulture. She has an extensive background in plant identification and has identified over 200 species on the Stone Barns Center property. Currently, she assists in overseeing the ecological interns and is continuing to grow her library of sampled plants.

On the side: Angelica enjoys creating all kinds of art. She indulges in crocheting, knitting, weaving, embroidering, sewing, sculpting, painting, and 3D printing. When she is not creating, she is caring for her house plants or watching stop motion films.