Luis Garcia Falcon

Class of 2020

I am a passionate advocate for the natural world and science communicator going to Dinosaur National Monument! I was born in Cuba and moved to the United States of America at the age of five. Now, I live in Miami, Florida where I spend the majority of my time in the Everglades, Florida Springs or Pine Rocklands photographing its unmatched beauty. I am a senior at Florida International University graduating with a bachelor's in Sustainability and the Environment. My interests include the full range of the environmental field from research and policy to communications. Specifically interested in how scientific data can be used to promote ethical and equitable conservation of natural resources and environmental justice of underprivileged communities. Once I graduate in Spring 2020, I will be going to Dinosaur NM to study the Monarch butterfly population of the Great Basin region, as well as to work with local communities and visitors to share the project and connect them with the natural resources around them. After the project, I want to continue my education towards a Ph.D. in the Environmental and Conservation field.