After an extensive career in the botanical garden and plant science world, Dr. Tripp is now an osteopathic physician joining the practice of Andrew M. Goldman, D.O. Dr. Tripp has always been dedicated to the study of nature, in her first career through the study of plants. Her scientific work included research on plant conservation and she has traveled the world studying and collecting plants in service to conservation work. Before her training as a physician, she received her B.S. and M.S. from Cornell University, and her Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. She completed her plant science post-doctoral work at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, and served as the Director of the Botanic Garden of Smith College, and Director of the New York Botanical Garden. Now she has completed her training as an osteopathic physician, graduating with her D.O. degree in 2011.