Education and Background
Ph.D. Entomology. Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University, Richmond, NSW. Expected graduation date: Spring 2021. Advisor: Dr. James Cook.
M.S. Entomology. University of Maryland, College Park. Thesis Title: “The Maryland Native Pollinator Survey: combining citizen science with a specimen collection to determine the floral preferences of Maryland’s native pollinators.” May 2017. Advisor: Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp.
B.S. Biology, with a mathematics certificate. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Thesis Title: “Response of native bees to fungicide: Health, colony success, foraging behavior and the microbial community.” December 2014. Advisors: Dr. Shawn Steffan and Dr. Hannah Gaines Day.
I am interested in the impact of habitat fragmentation and land-use on insect communities. More specifically, I am interested in how benefical insects in agro-ecosystems are influenced by local and landscape-scale habitat availability and management.
Traveling, eating, cooking, photography, hiking, podcasts, true crime, and my kitten.