Dr. Palmer is currently the Dean of the School of Botanical Medicine. She has been an educator and practitioner in herbal remedies for the last 50 years. Dr. Palmer is a 3rd generation practicing herbal therapist. She has taught wild plant identification and uses at Olympic College. Dr. Palmer is currently teaching pioneer medicine and has had a regular column in a magazine. She studied European methods of herbal medicine under Helma Blum, a noted German Herbalist.