Leonardo Alfonso-Galtes is a junior at FIU seeking a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability and the Environment. In addition, Leonardo is interning with the Arctic Science Section of the Office of Polar Programs at the Arlington, Virginia National Science Foundation office under Dr. Anna Kerttula de Echave. During this internship, he hopes to complete research focused on assessing agricultural aspects of archaeology projects funded by the Arctic Social Sciences Program. As a BASE scholar, he is performing research assessing community gardening under the mentorship of Dr. Mahadev Bhat. Leonardo strives to obtain a plethora of knowledge in all things related to the natural environment and therefore desires to continue his studies into graduate school in the near future.