My name is Sheylda Díaz Méndez, I am the Mosaics in Science Coordinator for Environment for The Americas. I am originally from Puerto Rico, but I was raised between military bases in Germany, the US and the Caribbean. My special upbringing shaped my appreciation and my love for the differences in cultures and people.
I have an Animal Science certification from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez, a BS in Biology from the University of Central Florida, and a MS in Environmental Science from the Ana G. Mendez University. I also obtained my PhD in Environmental Resource and Management from the Ana G. Mendez University, where I am a lecturer in the Department of Natural Science and Technology since 2006.
In addition to assisting with coordination of Mosaics in Science, I also coordinate World Migratory Bird day in the Caribbean region. My favorite pastime is birdwatching, especially watching shorebirds! My true vocation is education. This is why I strive to achieve opportunities for diverse youth and provide inclusive and diverse professional and academic environments. I offer my experience with underrepresented students and years of involvement to enhance engagement of diverse talent to this wonderful program.