Kelli Gladding is a graduate from Rollins College with her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. Currently, Kelli works with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Center for Aquatic Invasive Plants (UF/IFAS CAIP) as a research biologist. She spent five and a half years as a representative with SePRO Corporation providing technical support to aquatic plant applicators and managers throughout the state of Florida. Kelli has also served as the co-chair for the East Central Florida Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area for the past seven years. From 2015-2017, she served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society (FAPMS) and was elected as the 2019 FAPMS President. From 2004-2014, she worked for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Invasive Plant Management Section as a Regional Biologist focused on managing aquatic invasive plants in the St. Johns River region.