Jordan Prats is a senior at FIU seeking a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability and the Environment and a Certificate in Agroecology. He is a member of both the Organic Garden Club and the South Florida Beekeeping Association. He has conducted research testing the inoculation of mycorrhizal fungi on seedlings to produce knowledge which can be applied towards more sustainable agricultural practices. As a START NOW scholar, he will undergo two weeks of agricultural training in Costa Rica during the summer of 2017. Following his training, Jordan would like to expand upon his previous research in order to validate his findings under the advisement of Dr. Krishnaswamy Jayachandran and Graduate Research Assistant, Ariel Freidenreich. After graduation, he plans to continue his studies in graduate school where he hopes to specialize in the field of plant breeding and maintenance.