Emmanuel Duarte graduated from FIU with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies with a focus in Agri-Science as well as a Certificate in Agroecology in the spring of 2017. As an MSP scholar, he served as the FIU Organic Garden Manager during the summer of 2016. During the spring of 2017, he interned at Fruit & Spice Park where he helped to update mapping of plants currently growing in the park. He also worked on a project assessing the anti-microbial properties of medicinal plants under the guidance of Dr. Amir Khoddamzadah. Emmanuel currently plans to apply to graduate school with the hopes of studying Plant Chemistry.