K-12 Education & Outreach Assistant
Analise Fussell was born in Homestead, Florida but raised in North Port, Florida up until college, when she moved to Miami to attend Florida International University. Stemming from growing up in rural environments, Analise has always had a passion for our natural world.
Currently as an undergraduate student, Analise is majoring in Sustainability and the Environment, minoring in Environmental Science, and working towards a certificate in Biodiversity Conservation and Management. Analise stays actively involved on campus by being a representative of the G.L.A.D.E.S. official ecology club of FIU, as well as being a member of the Tropical Rivers Lab- which focuses on exploring the natural history of tropical freshwaters and understanding how these ecosystems are being transformed.
Analise’s main environmental interests include preserving tropical regions and promoting wildlife conservation. She is currently working on a research project with the Tropical River’s Lab PI, Dr. Elizabeth Anderson, focusing on estimating population sizes and social perceptions of introduced Indian Peafowl in the Coconut Grove and neighboring communities of Miami.
Prior to working with The Everglades Foundation, Analise worked as a swamp-walk tour guide in the Big Cypress National Preserve of the Everglades and as a sea turtle nesting activity surveyor for the Miami-Dade County Sea Turtle Conservation Program. In her free time, she enjoys almost anything to do with the outdoors such as hiking, gardening, kayaking, sports, and fishing.