Abby Jackson-Gain

Hello! I’m Abby, a second year UC Berkeley undergraduate majoring in Integrative Biology and Geology.

The proud owner of a baby Encephalartos horridus – a cycad in the family Zamiaceae

I am a recently converted plant lover after taking Carl’s plant sytematics class. My interests are currently very broad; I can get excited about anything natural history (but specifically plants and rocks!)

Ever since I was young, I have had a love for all things aquatic, stemming from my childhood obsession with stingrays. I grew up in Santa Barbara, California where I regularly frequented the local tide pools and volunteered at an aquarium, feeding the sharks and rays. It wasn’t until coming to Berkeley that my eyes were opened to the botanical and geological wonders of the world! In addition to my pet fish, I now have a growing collection of plants and rocks to keep me company.


You can reach me by email at abigailjackson-gain[at]berkeley[dot]edu