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Emily Standen

Emily Standen, B. Sc., Senior Lab Technician estanden@fiu.edu Science has always been my passion and while I grew up in Michigan, I always imagined myself pursuing a career in science in Florida. I guess dreams do come true! I love living in South Florida and enjoy taking advantage of the numerous days of sunshine by…
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Marbelys Garriga

Marbelys Garriga, B. Sc., Research Assistant mgarr020@fiu.edu I received my Bachelors in Biology from FIU in 2015. I plan to further my education in the field of Environmental Sciences. Although I am not originally from South Florida, I've been enjoying its outdoors since I moved here by hiking, scuba diving, and camping as much as…
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Daniel Virden

Daniel Virden, B. Sc., Graduate Student M.S. dvird001@fiu.edu I completed my Bachelor's in Environmental Science at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA  I am broadly interested in wetland preservation and restoration. My research is focused ecosystem services of restored mangrove ecosystems to better understand trade-offs between carbon storage, storm protection, and wildlife habitat…
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Frank Skiff

Frank Skiff, B. Sc, Research Assistant Frank@skiff.associates Throughout my life I have always had a passion to help out the world. I was originally born in the Bronx, NY, raised in Melbourne FL, and moved to Miami to further my career as a biologist at FIU.  With my Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences I work as…
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Edward Castaneda

Edward Castaneda, Ph.D., Research Associate edward.castaneda@fiu.edu I earned a Ph.D. in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences from Louisiana State University (2010) and a M.S. in Ecology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (2003). I’m originally from Colombia where I obtained a B.S. in Marine Biology (1998) from Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. My research as a wetland ecologist is…
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Melinda Martinez

Melinda Martinez, M.S., Senior Lab Technician memartin@fiu.edu Originally from Dallas, TX, I received my M.S. in Environmental Science from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and my B.S. in Marine and Freshwater Biology from The University of Texas at Austin. I have a broad background in coastal environmental science and marine biology with research ranging from marine genetics, botany, and…
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Geoff Szafranski

Geoff Szafranski,  Lab Technician gszafran@fiu.edu I received my B.S. in Biology at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Growing up I did a lot of camping around the Midwest, where I picked up a love of nature. While earning my undergraduate degree I discovered the field of ecology, which combines my interest in science with…
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