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Faculty and Staff

The diversity of faculty experts at CREST CAChE makes it one of the most interdisciplinary centers of its kind – bringing members together from 4 colleges and 10 departments across Florida International University; including biology, chemistry, hydrology, ecotoxicology, computer science, and environmental and occupational health. This unique collaboration is providing students with greater opportunities to develop their skills in a wide range of fields, as they broaden their understanding of contaminant detection, identification, tracing, visualization, education and communication.

Leadership Team

Participating Faculty


Communications Coordinators

Angela Fischer

My name’s Angela Fischer and I am currently a Finance and Marketing undergraduate student at FIU. I went to Jupiter High School in Florida, where I was an active student in the Jupiter Environmental Research and Fields Study Academy, which sparked my interest in environmental science. During that time, I interned at a government non-profit agency: The Loxahatchee River Center. Realizing how much I loved working with environmental groups, I ended up being a Junior Marine-Bio camp counselor at The Loggerhead Marine Life Center in Juno Beach. Now I have the pleasure of working with CREST CAChE as Communications Coordinator.

Maria Paula Pulido

I was born in Bogota, Colombia and moved to Miami 5 years ago. I am an international student and I recently transferred from Broward College. Currently I’m a junior at FIU pursing my Bachelors in Business Marketing.