Gretchen Scharnagl has taught at FIU for the last ten years. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Florida International University in 2004. Her interests include environmental art, social commentary, and specimen logic in her personal art practice. Her community and collaborative artistic ventures include projects between the Art and Art History Department and the Honors College such as The Timeline Map of the Yagua People, a 64-foot-long mural displayed in FIU’s ACH2 building, and the first Super Health Heroes Comic Coloring Book, produced for Miami Children’s Hospital. Scharnagl breaks down barriers and forms connections between professor and student along multiple disciplines. She has presented papers on art in suburbia, environmental art, and strategies of teaching. Scharnagl’s artworks range from pencil drawings to installations to performances and even include edible art pieces.