ABE Tampa Team
Program Site Director, ABE Tampa
Luanna Prevost, Ph.D.
Dr. Luanna Prevost is an Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida. Her research focuses on STEM undergraduate assessment and faculty and graduate student professional development. She is also interested in how student-centered programs can be designed to support underrepresented undergraduates in ecology.
Site Coordinator and Lab Tech
Carolina Sarmiento is a microbial ecologist from Colombia, interested in studying plant-microbial interactions in tropical trees, focusing on seed-infecting fungi. Carolina joined the ABE Tampa team as a Laboratory Technician in March 2020 and now is also the ABE Tampa Site Coordinator. She loves being able to spread knowledge through the ABE program and believes that science education can be used as a tool for changing the world.
Doctoral Student in Integrative Biology
Tiffany Shemwell is a doctoral student studying in the Integrative Biology department at USF. She has been a part of the ABE-Tampa team since 2019 and has loved being a part of this program.