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Cristina Ugarte Whelan

Title: Academic Advisor II

Office: OE 163

Phone: 305-348-7978


Specialty: Biological Sciences, Earth & Environment, Environmental Studies, Geosciences

Department(s): Advising

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.