Naneh is an artist, herbalist and researcher living in New York City. She received a BA in Sculpture from Bennington College and her postgrad education from the New York Botanical Gardens and Brooklyn Botanic Gardens with a focus on dendrology and herbal medicine. With a work background in ethnobotanical research and horticulture, she grows a personal medicinal urban garden and harvests her plants to be turned into various medicinal products. Her passion in herbal medicine lies in empowering herself and others to regain autonomy over their own health and well-being and decolonize information and education from the reigns of the western healthcare system. Her written work consists of dismantling the social and ethical implications of practicing and distributing plant medicines to the public.
Born in Armenia, Naneh is currently involved in a research project that involves collecting and documenting the use of plant medicines from her native country. This research will lay the foundation for bringing Armenian plant medicine to the global community. Naneh runs a herbal medicine research blog on her brand website pioneerflora.com.