Fabiola graduated from Dalton State College in 2019, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology. At the University of Georgia, she will be co-advised by Dr. Krista Capps and Dr. Raven Bier as a MS student in Conservation and Sustainable Development. In the summer of 2019, Fabiola became a Jim Hill Diversity Fellow at the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute (TNACI) where she helped care for endangered fish species such as Southern Appalachian Brook Trout, Lake Sturgeon, and Laurel Dace. Fabiola then became a research technician at TNACI for a year and a half, where she analyzed historical and contemporary levels of microplastics in freshwater fish species from the Royal D. Sutkuss fish collection from Tulane University. As a research technician, Fabiola worked on the method development of fish gut digestion. Fabiola plans to continue expanding her understanding of microplastics as a member of the Capps Lab as she will be analyzing how microplastics affect microbial communities.