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Our mission is to further the education of the environmental professional, introduce new topics of discussion among peers, and foster relationships among the many environmental disciplines, professions and students throughout southwest Florida.


Who We Are

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 Board of Directors


Nathalie Smith - Treasurer

Nathalie has spent the last 15 years in the southeastern United States pursuing her interest in biology and conservation. She received a double major in marine science and biology at the University of Tampa where she studied invasive species. Post-graduation, she went on to obtain her Masters in Biology from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. There, she tracked western cottonmouths and conducted public perception studies to gain a better understanding of how to resolve human/wildlife conflicts. Post-graduation she relocated to Georgia and spent six years working at an ecological research center with a focus on aquatic science, educational outreach, and land management. Since moving to southwest Florida, she’s been involved in environmental consulting, geographic information systems and currently works as a parks naturalist for Sarasota County. Nathalie has been a member of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals since 2016.

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