2025 SOMA Wild Mushroom Camp

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Faculty Biographies

Sigrid Jakob

Sigrid Jakob is a community scientist based in Brooklyn, New York. She currently serves as the president of the New York Mycological Society, board member of the Fungal Diversity Survey (FunDiS) and a member of the fungal conservation working group of the Canadian Institute of Ecology and Evolution. She co-founded the FunDiS Rare 2o conservation challenge and a fungi-focused community program for Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, a first for a public green space in the US. Sigrid also extracts fungal DNA in her home lab and teaches others how to do fungal DNA barcoding in support of science and conservation. Her favorite fungi are Inocybe and fungi growing on dung.