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Carrie Rebora Barratt


Chief Executive Officer & William C. Steere Sr. President
New York Botanical Garden

A native Chicagoan, Carrie Rebora Barratt, Ph.D., received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois, a master’s in art history from UCLA, and a doctorate from the City University of New York. As a resident of New York City since 1984, she has made it her passion and her business to connect to support and study nature, culture, and education in this great city; the three are inextricably linked at The New York Botanical Garden. In 2018, Dr. Barratt became the ninth CEO and Presi-dent of The New York Botanical Garden and the first woman to hold the position. She came to the Garden following a distinguished 34-year career at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she worked as a curator and transitioned from research and scholarship to governance and administration, most recently serving since 2009 as Deputy Director, lead- ing visitor-focused, mission-aligned initiatives for the institution during a transformational period in the Museum’s history.