Mentor: Bradley Bennett
I am majoring in Environmental Studies B.S. with certificates in Agroecology, Horticulture and Biodiveristy Conservation. I am interested in research supporting and combining sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation. I have a strong interest in tropical agriculture and its impact on creating sustainable livelihoods. Other interests include ethnobotany and environmental education. As an undergraduate researcher at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, I am currently evaluating sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) cultivars by looking at their morphological and horticultural characteristics. I am also assisting in creating a database for the in situ collections at Miami-Dade County’s Fruit and Spice Park.