Miles Medina is a second-year Agroecology graduate student pursuing a M.Sc. in Environmental Studies. His thesis research examines nutrient dynamics and fish and plant productivity in aquaponic culture systems and is motivated by an interest in urban agriculture, closed-loop production, and food security. During his first year as a graduate student, Miles served as manager of the FIU Organic Garden and as a member of the FIU Sustainability Committee. His poster won first prize in the poster contest at the 2012 USDA-HSI conference. Prior to enrollment at FIU, Miles earned a B.S. in Business Administration/Management at the University of Florida, 2005.