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Keri Swaby

Director for Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research is coordinated by Keri Swaby, who prefers to be called simply "Keri." She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from McGill University (Canada), a M.S. in Geochemistry from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University. She has taught chemistry to high school and college students and managed the quality control program at the world renowned Pickapeppa factory in Jamaica. More recently, Keri has worked as an environmental consultant with Geosyntec Consultants, in Florida. Keri has run her own business and continues to manage the busy schedules of her three young children. She brings a diverse skill set and genuine love of students to the position of University Undergraduate Coordinator.


  • B.S., Chemistry, McGill University, 1994
  • M.S., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (Geochemistry), Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998
  • MBA, Environmental Management, Florida Atlantic University, 2001