About Us

The CAIP Outreach Team

Dehlia Albrecht, M.S.
Education Initiative Coordinator
(352) 273-3665

Dehlia coordinates the Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiative, including the organization and preparation for an annual 5-day teacher workshop, and the preparation and dissemination of Education Initiative curricula about invasive plants for grades 2-12. She also assists with other outreach efforts at the Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants. Dehlia earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Aurora University and a Master’s degree in Entomology and Nematology from University of Florida. She has had experience in curriculum development and assessment, teaching in formal and informal educational settings, public outreach, evaluating program outcomes, and in conducting biological field and laboratory research. In her free time, Dehlia enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, being with her family and pets, and volunteering with Alachua County 4-H and with local animal rescue groups.

Lynda Dillon
Program Assistant
(352) 392-1799

Lynda is a program assistant for the APIRS database and the CAIP Education Initiative. She assists in expanding the database and develops and maintains systems to track production and distribution of CAIP’s educational materials. When not in the office, Lynda enjoys riding her bicycle, making crafts, and outdoor activities with her grandchildren.

Charlie Bogatescu
Web Developer

Charlie is the Center’s web and IT specialist. He maintains and updates CAIP’s websites, oversees content management, assists with the design of web and print assets, and handles IT tasks. He has a B.A. in Digital Media specializing in web and game development and has an interest in using new media for educational purposes. Outside of the office, Charlie’s biggest interests are games, geeky gadgets, world history, and ferrets.