Teaching and Mentorship

Teaching Experience

Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
EVR 1001L: Intro to Environmental Science Lab (Instructor) 2019-2020/ Summer 2021
(~20 students/course per semester; ~2 courses each semester)

Total number of students taught: 237

EVR 1017: Global Environment & Society (Teaching Assistant) 2012- 2013
120 students/course per semester, ~1 course each semester)

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands

WMG 2020-2022: What/Who makes Water Management and Governance Expertise Fall 2020
(6 students; Miami-Dade County Case Coordinator)


Farrah Hassan

Farrah is a senior at Vanderbilt University, graduating in May 2022 with a double major in Chemistry and Creative Writing. She has been working on a ESRI StoryMap with Nadia to communicate the results of interviews with residents across Miami-Dade County focused on the impacts of sea level rise and climate mobility. Check out their StoryMap here!

Farrah intends to pursue a career in journalism or policy with a focus on climate migration. Farrah was the recipient of the Individual Undergraduate Climate Hub Award as part of Vanderbilt University’s Climate and Society Grand Challenge Initiative. Read her short story here!

Cynthia Fussel Persaud

Cynthia recently graduated from Florida International University with a BA in Sustainability and the Environment and a minor in Environmental Science. She and Nadia worked together to develop a survey to understand resident interactions and preferences for management with introduced peafowl in Coconut Grove, Miami, FL. Cynthia plans to attend graduate school within a year to continue research in wildlife conservation/tropical ecology. She currently works for the Everglades Foundation on their education team.

Jailine Molina

Jailine is a senior at Florida International University, graduating in July 2022 with a BA in Sustainability and the Environment. Jailine assisted on a variety of research activities as a summer intern from editing and coding transcriptions of interviews with Miami-Dade residents to editing data visualizations. She also created a fact sheet detailing the results of the study for participating residents who wanted to remain engaged with the climate migration research. After graduating, Jailine hopes to further her education in sustainability and climate change and hopes to apply her knowledge in a conservation field in the near future.