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We are proud to announce that two more students from our inaugural CREST CAChE cohort have successfully defended their master’s thesis and PhD dissertation.

Tiffany Yanez is the first student to complete her entire master’s degree with CREST CAChE. She previously received a B.S. in Biology from Florida State University in 2015. During her research at FIU she has worked closely with the Ecotoxicology Lab studying “The Effects of Copper Exposure on Fish Locomotion and Predator-Prey Interactions.” Yanez has been able to exhibit and present her research at different conferences such as the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) and FIU’s Biosymposium. She successfully defended her master’s thesis titled: “Effects of Copper in Sailfin mollies, Poecilia latipinna, Across Different Salinity Ranges.” She currently plans on getting a job in research to continue studying the effects of pollutants on aquatic organisms. Keep up with Yanez by following her on Instagram @weeklysciencedose!

Joshua Eisenberg also graduated with CREST CAChE in December, after defending his doctoral dissertation on “Automatic Extraction of Narrative Structure from Long Form Text.” Eisenberg originally received a B.A. in Mathematics from Brandeis University in 2012. He came to FIU in 2014 to earn a B.S. in Computer Engineering. Eisenberg was also a fellow of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Open Science Data Cloud (OSDC) Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) in 2013, 2014 and 2016.

We are very proud of our students and their accomplishments, and we wish them the very best in all of their future endeavors!