Cristina Ugarte Whelan
Title: Academic Advisor II
Office: OE 163
Specialty: Biological Sciences, Earth & Environment, Environmental Studies, Geosciences
Cristina is an academic advisor for both Biology and Earth and the Environment. She has experience as a field biologist and botanist in South Florida’s Everglades, Mexico and Costa Rica. Cristina holds both a MS (1997) and PhD (2004) in Biology from Florida International student. She has published articles focused on disturbance impacts to wetland plant communities, pigfrogs and American alligators. She currently enjoys helping students navigate the undergraduate programs at FIU in order to succeed and pursue future career goals.