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    My name is Daniela Alviz and I am a Biologist 3 with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). I was and LHIP intern in 2018 at Everglades National Park in Miami, FL. I am originally from Colombia and moved to the Miami in the United States when I was turning 5 years old. I started my undergraduate degree as an Environmental Engineer, but realized in my second year that I did not like the engineering portion, so I switched over to Environmental Studies at Florida International University in Miami, where I graduated with my Bachelor of Science and an Interdisciplinary Degree. In 2018, as mentioned above, I completed my summer internship with LHIP in the Everglades. Later in that same year, I was asked to come back working in the administration department as an intern with another organization and through this internship, I was hired by the University of Florida and the United States Geological Survey to work as an invasive reptile intern. During this internship, I was able to work with Burmese pythons and Argentine Black and White Tegus also at the Everglades! Once I graduated in 2019, I was almost instantly hired by FWC as a Regional Biologist for the South region of Florida working with invasive plants and managing them in both aquatic and upland habitats. Now most of my work consists of surveying lakes and really cool upland parks in the South region of the state of Florida. Most of my lake surveys are done on an airboat and most of my uplands surveys are done on UTVs or simply walking. In August of this year, I will be starting my Masters in Conservation and Use of Biodiversity in Colombia in the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota.