I hate this question. I have moved a lot; 16 cities in 12 states in 3 countries. I was born in WA but don’t remember it, I graduated high school in Australia, the longest place I lived was MI for college (but I left during summer and winter breaks), the longest place I continuously lived was Germany, and my parents now live in CO (where my driver’s license is from), and I currently live in IN. Your choice.
I know I want to be involved in education and research but I don’t know exactly what that will look like.
When most people think of pollinators, they think of only honeybees. However, I am interested in native bees that are generally smaller than honeybees and are primarily solitary. My project consists of two parts: First, I am interested in which bees, and pollinators in general, are located in agriculture fields, including cover crops, corn, and alfalfa. The second part of my project focuses on the influence of neonicotinoids, a class of insecticide, on select groups of bees during corn planting.
Growing up, I hated insects, I wanted nothing to do with them. As an undergrad at Michigan State University, I was forced to take entomology in order to graduate (I was almost in tears I didn’t want to take it). Two weeks into the course and I knew I wanted to be involved with entomology for the rest of my life.
My favorite insect is a clear-winged hawk moth. If you have seen one, you would understand why.
A few things I enjoy: growing, cooking, and eating food, my cat Syriaca, being outside, and being social.
I like all cookies unless they contain coffee. I despise coffee.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Israel, Chile, Russia, Brazil, South Africa, Iceland, India, Egypt, Alaska, Antarctica … really any place I haven’t been already except Costa Rica and Australia. I would go back to either place in a heartbeat.