The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged approximately 60 specimens collected by Rose Peifer. She and co-collectors Mark Peifer, Lillian McCormick, and Carol Ann McCormick are documenting the flora of Alamance County, North Carolina. NCU is the sole repository of herbarium specimens collected by Ms. Peifer.
Ms. Peifer is a graduate of the International Baccalaureate program at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough, North Carolina and an alumna of North Carolina Governor’s School East (2010). She earned a B.A. in 2015 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with majors in Global Studies and Women’s Studies. After serving for two years in the Peace Corps in the village of Lanchkhuti, Republic of Georgia, she returned to Chapel Hill and earned a Masters in Social Work in 2020.
Ms. Peifer’s love of travel began as a child when she made annual summer visits to San Francisco and Yosemite National Park with her Aunt. Ms. Peifer studied at the University of Jordan in Amman during the summer of 2012 and spent the 2014 academic year at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru. She has visited Turkey multiple times with her friends Drs. Gwen Sancar and Aziz Sancar.
(Photo by Lily McCormick, 2018, Ushguli, Republic of Georgia)