The Center for the Study of Human Health cordially invites you to attend “Health and Culture: How Food in Palau and Oil in the Amazon Affect Us All,” a distinguished guest lecture by Maria Fadiman, PhD, an associate professor of Geography at Florida Atlantic University.
Maria Fadiman, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences at Florida Atlantic University and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. She researches the human/environmental aspect of conservation, focusing on ethnobotany, the study of the relationship between people and plants in rural areas throughout the globe. She has been featured twice as a TEDx speaker in Berkeley, CA and Cancún, Mexico.
In addition to her peer-reviewed academic publications, she is one of the invited contributors to the book, Global Chorus, along with others such as the Dalai Lama and Jane Goodall. Her rainforest essay was recently published in the Voices section of the American Way Magazine. She loves teaching and was chosen for the Innovation in Teaching award for the College of Science, earned the Degree of Difference Award in “Recognition of positive impact on and special contributions to students” and was twice a finalist for the Distinguished Teacher of the Year award for the university. She earned her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, her MA from Tulane University and her BA from Vassar College.
Please visit www.mariafadiman.com for more information about the speaker.