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Natalie Aguirre, PhD

Research Program Coordinator


As Research Program Coordinator, Natalie supports and advances The Everglades Foundation’s activities in science and economics. She plays a key role in the department’s day-to-day operations, including managing the annual John Marshall Everglades Internship program, John Marshall Everglades Symposium, and the ForEverglades Graduate Research Enhancement Grant program.

Natalie’s role marks a return to The Everglades Foundation, where she served as K-12 Education and Outreach Assistant on the Education team prior to working as Student Researcher and Graduate Student Program Coordinator at Texas A&M University. Previously, she held a variety of research, teaching, and mentoring positions at Pepperdine University.

Natalie earned a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Texas A&M University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Pepperdine University, where she was an Honors Fellow. Her work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. In her leisure time, she enjoys the outdoors, boating, and traveling.

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