Dr. Anita Zavodskaazavodska@mail.barry.edu(305) 981-5224Dr. Závodská has been involved in environmental protection since childhood. She earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Arizona in Tucson where, while working on research in her area of specialty of solid waste, she also conducted waste characterisations with garbologist, Dr. Bill Rathje. After completing her degree in 2000, she joined a private, non-profit environmental organization where she headed an NIH-funded environmental health project along the Arizona/Mexico border. She was also involved in various research projects that were aimed at reusing recyclable materials. In 2002, she joined the School of Professional And Career Education at Barry University in Miami, Florida, where she coordinates the science and mathematics curricula. She also teaches environmental science classes.