Dr. John Capece serves as executive director of Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL), the national honor society of graduate students. He is an agricultural engineering Ph.D. graduate of the University of Florida. John was a founding member of NAGPS in 1986 and its first elected Executive Director/President in 1989. He currently serves as the Kissimmee Waterkeeper advocating for water issues in Florida as part of the Waterkeeper Alliance. John also works as a water resources consultant under the name Southern DataStream focusing on agroecology, water quality and sustainable development in South Florida. John is president of Intelligentsia International, a non-profit educational organization created as a spin-off of NAGPS international exchange projects with the former Soviet Union. Together Intelligentsia and Alpha Epsilon Lambda are implementing the Campus Climate Corps program. During the past 20 years, Intelligentsia has hosted 500 students and young professionals from 68 different nations for environmental, engineering, and community service internships.