Amy Chang

Technical Writing Intern at EOL.

About me

I am a new graduate from Johns Hopkins University who holds a B.A. in History, and Interdisciplinary Studies in Ecology & Past Environments, as well as with an M.A. in History. I am interested in museum, archival, writing and editorial work with an emphasis on eduaction, outreach or conservation. You can contact me at:

Information I have added to EOL taxon pages

Collections I have created and annotated:
Plants of the Columbian Exchange
Plants of Economic Importance
Native American Medicinal Plants
Traditional Chinese Medicinal Plants
Traditional Medicinal Plants of India

Ethnobotany Fact of the Week: Oil derived from cashew nut shells can be used to treat tooth abscesses because it's lethal to many Gram-positive bacteria.

My info

Full name
Amy Chang
I am
an enthusiast, a student
Curator level
Assistant Curator


286 taxa curated
110 images set as exemplar
146 articles selected for Overview
0 preferred classifications selected

76 common names added
3 common names removed
3 common names curated

12 taxa commented
15 comments submitted
61 articles added
0 data records added
*counts are refreshed daily

Curator qualifications


EOL Ethnobotany Writing Intern--2012 & 2013

Smithsonian Botany Collections Management Intern--2010

B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies in Ecology and Environments, B.A. & M.A. History--2009-2013

Johns Hopkins University 

Curation scope
Ethnobotany for plants of current economic significance; particularly those with medical uses and those involved in the Colombian Exchange.