Monica is pursuing a double major in Anthropology and Geography in the Global Sociocultural Studies Department. Her interest in environmental justice is what drove her to enroll in the Agroecology certificate program. Agriculture is the second most environmentally impactful human activity (only after mining and the extraction industries.) Through this program, and her mixed methods research on Miami-Dade County's local food system, Monica hopes to better understand the dynamics that govern and influence a society's relationship to the production, distribution and consumption of food, and thus the environment. She plans to further her education and obtain a PhD in food systems studies so as to bring about more sustainable processes in the production and consumption food.