Rena Stern

Rena Stern is a junior at FIU pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and a Certificate in Agroecology. Her main interests are in the fields of water treatment and sustainable design. She is currently interning at the USDA ARS Invasive Plant Research Laboratory in Fort Lauderdale, Florida contributing to research on the biologic control of invasive air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera L.) using the Asian beetle, Lilioceres egena (Weise). As an MSP scholar, Rena plans to develop an irrigation project for the FIU Organic Garden shadehouse under the mentorship of Dr. Amir Khoddamzadeh.