Thelma Velez

Thelma Velez

Major/Education Background:
M.S. Environmental Studies

B.A. Anthropology/Sociology, Minor-Religious Studies, Certificates-
Agroecology & Environmental Studies @ FIU
Research Interests:
My undergraduate research focused on the social implications and ecological costs of modern agricultural practices when compared to sustainable food production methods and how individuals perceive their impact on the environment based on everyday food choices. My Master’s thesis research, “Measuring the Impact of Melaleuca quinquenervia Biochar Application on Plant Growth, Soil Quality, and Microbial Gas Flux”, focuses on sustainable agriculture invasive species management, soil quality management, & reducing carbon emission from agricultural land.