Ariel Freidenreich

Ariel Freidenreich

Ariel Freidenreich obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from FIU in the spring of 2014. She then continued her studies as a National Needs Fellow with the FIU Agroecology Program and completed her thesis: “Comparison of Synthetic Versus Organic Herbicides/Insecticides on Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Abelmoschus esculentes.” During this time, she also led the project: “Effects of Prescribed Burn on Pine Rockland Soil Health and Plant Communities within FIU’s Nature Preserve.” Ariel completed her Master of Science in Environmental Studies under the mentorship of Dr. Krishnaswamy Jayachandran in the summer of 2016. She is currently a PhD student under the Earth System Science program in the Department of Earth and Environment at FIU and has chosen to continue working with Dr. Jay to develop a dissertation following the path of her Masters work in sustainable agricultural soil science.