Passionate about people and plants!

Amanda Thiel ran Isla Botanica on San Juan Island, WA from 2009 to 2019. While she’s no longer in business making herbal products, she follows her passion for plants and people through ethnobotany research and education.

Amanda is currently working towards a Ph.D. in anthropology at Washington State University. Her interests focus on ethnobotany and ethnomedicine in Latin America, with present work in Maya communities. She has conducted research in Mexico, Guatemala, and the US.

Learn more about Amanda’s research on Research Gate or Academia.

Read Amanda’s post about her research in Guatemala on the Society of Ethnobiology’s blog, Forage.