M.S. Entomology and Agroecology, University of Wisconsin – Madison (Current)
B.S. Biology – Environmental Concentration, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse (2020)
I started off my undergrad as a PreMed major, but after stumbling into a entomology-focused research lab at UWL, I found a deep LOVE for insects (especially bees!) and immediately changed my major.
I am wholeheartedly excited to begin working with the Steffan lab and to begin researching native bee ecology in cranberry ecosystems. I am excited to dive into investigating novel methods of bee conservation and broaden our understanding of native bee ecology. As Wisconsin is one of the largest cranberry producers in the country, I look forward to positively impacting my home state through my research.
I adore the outdoors and am currently enjoying hiking, playing tennis, and volunteering at the Dane County Humane Society. My favorite place in the area to spend time outdoors is Devil’s Lake State Park. I also am always up to try new things, so if you are looking for another teammate to play volleyball or want to go birding, I’m in!