Stephany Alvarez- Ventura
Stephany Alvarez-Ventura is the Agroecology Program Coordinator in the Department of Earth and Environment at Florida International University. Ms. Alvarez-Ventura received both her BS (09’) and master’s degree (11’) in environmental studies, along with a certificate in Agroecology and Conservation Biology, from Florida International University. Her thesis analyzed the impacts of Neem oil and Amitraz mixtures to control Varroa destructor of Apis mallifera colonies in different agricultural systems of South Florida. She’s appeared in various local newspaperand news channel interviews discussing the importance of sustainable agriculture and presented on education in agroecology. She guided the development of the Biofuels Synthesis Report from her recent trip to India, focusing on water sustainability in biofuel production. Ms. Alvarez-Ventura currently coordinates the advancement of the new Florida-Caribbean Consortium of Agricultural Education and Hispanic Workforce Development (FCCAgE) grant from the US Department of Agriculture.