Ph.D. Entomology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI (2016—Present)
M.S. Entomology, Washington State University (2010)
B.S. Chemistry, Central Washington University (2002)
B.A. Biology, Central Washington University (2002)
My research interests are diverse, but my focus is mainly in the field of chemical ecology. My current project deals with lepidopteran pests of the cranberry production system. I am also very interested in wasps and yellowjackets as well.
I am a very involved member of the local roller derby league here, in Madison. I currently play on a home team, the Vaudeville Vixens, as well as a travel team, the Dairyland Dolls B-team. Between roller derby and research, there isn’t much time for other hobbies, but I especially enjoy gardening, hiking, fishing, camping, raising poultry, sewing, and fiber arts.