Originally from a small town in western Virginia (not West Virginia!), I completed my bachelor’s degree in Biology (with a minor in Entomology) at Virginia Tech. At VT, I had the opportunity to work as a lab assistant in both the Marek Systematic Entomology Lab and Entrekin Aquatic Entomology Lab, as well as a curation assistant in the VT Insect Collection. In my research assistant role here at the Urban Entomology, I ensure the pesticide trials we conduct run smoothly. My very nice colleagues here have made the transition to Texas easy and I look forward to exploring more of my new home state. Outside of the lab, I enjoy insect collecting, birding, and horseback riding.
B.Sc. Biological Sciences, 2020, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia