Splash Biography

JONATHAN CHAI, Cornell Sophomore studying Plant Sciences

Major: Plant Science

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: 2024

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hello, my name is Jonathan Chai and I am currently a sophomore majoring in Plant Sciences at Cornell. Growing up in Southern California, I have always been fascinated by the native vegetation and wildflowers I see during my hikes. During middle school I bought my first orchid at an orchid show and have since expanded my plant collection to include succulents, carnivorous plants and many other plants. Seeing the amazing diversity in form and adaptations of these plants have motivated me to study their conservation and ecological interactions. I am currently interested in the conservation of endangered plants species and the restoration of their habitats.

Past Classes

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P746: Introduction to Carnivorous Plants and their Culture in Splash Spring 2022 (Apr. 16, 2022)
Ever had trouble keeping that Venus flytrap alive? Come learn about the diverse world of carnivorous plants and the key to growing them successfully! No prior experience required. Students will be able to plant their own Venus flytrap seeds and also learn about the different trapping mechanisms employed by various carnivorous plants including pitfall, snap traps, suction and many more!