Hispanics are the largest growing population group in the United States.
The number of Hispanic (and more broadly, Minority) Serving Institutions is on the rise and, according to the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities, doesn’t appear to be slowing down.
Yet Hispanic Serving Institutions receive “69 cents for every dollar going to all other colleges and universities annually, per student, from all federal funding sources” (HACU 2016).
We know standardized test scores aren’t strong predictors of success.
So why do we still require them?
I have been a vocal advocate for eliminating the GRE requirement for our Master’s program. And here’s why.
Vanilla doesn’t come to mind when you think of Puerto Rico. Yet the history of vanilla is intricately tied to the history of the island.
Ecology is changing. This can be attributed to technology, creativity, and female grit.
Puerto Rico is at a political, economic, social, and agricultural crossroads. Exciting things can happen at crossroads.
My recent article (and photo taken on Volcan Cacao) made the cover of Journal of Vegetation Science in a special issue about plant functional diversity. This article highlights the bulk of my PhD research, most of which I spent running around in ACG backyard setting up vegetation plots and collecting plant traits everywhere from coastal mangroves to cloud forest volcanoes.