Sheylda Diaz PhD, Environment for the Americas
¡Hola! Welcome to the Mosaics in Science Internship Program! I am the Mosaics in Science Coordinator for Environment For The Americas. I am originally from Puerto Rico but I was raised between military bases in Germany, the US and the Caribbean. My special upbringing shaped my appreciation and my love for the differences in cultures and people.
I have an Animal Science certification from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez, a BS in Biology from the University of Central Florida, and a MS in Environmental Science from the Ana G. Mendez University. I also obtained my PhD in Environmental Resource and Management from the Ana G. Mendez University, where I am a lecturer in the Department of Natural Science and Technology since 2006.
In addition to assisting with coordination of Mosaics in Science, I also coordinate World Migratory Bird day in the Caribbean region. My favorite pastime is birdwatching, especially shorebirds! My true vocation is education. This is why I strive to achieve opportunities for diverse youth and provide inclusive and diverse professional and academic environments. I offer my experience with underrepresented students and years of involvement to enhance engagement of diverse talent to this wonderful program. I hope you have a learning experience full of wonder and fun this summer
Kiersten Jarvis, National Park Service
Welcome! I am the National Park Service (NPS) Program Manager for Scientists in Parks and Mosaics in Science. I graduated from the University of Illinois with a Master’s degree in environmental policy and a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management from Colorado State University. Over the last 8 years of my NPS career, I have worked in various parks and offices on citizen science projects and youth engagement programs. I am passionate about connecting people to the natural world and sharing how to get involved with conservation efforts in your national parks. When not working, you will find me in my pollinator garden or exploring new parks.
Malik Geraci, Environment for the Americas
Hi! My name is Malik Geraci, and I am the Assistant Cordinator for the EFTA Mosaics in Science program. I was born and raised in Washington, DC and attended Ursinus College where I attained a degree in Environmental Science. The passion and pursuit of environmental conservation has taken me from the jungles of Panama to the desserts of Utah to the cloudy peaks of Peru.
I am excited to be working in EFTA’s Boulder office and learning a lot about environmental justice and migratory bird conservation. When I am not at the office, I enjoy spending time outdoors camping, rock climbing, and exploring the wilder places of Colorado and beyond.