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I am currently a Post-doctoral research associate at Rutgers University. I have 6 years of experience in sustainable pest management in fruit crops, including the invasive brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). At Rutgers, my focus has been on BMSB dispersal behavior and management along with beneficial insect conservation.

I received my doctorate from Michigan State University in Dr. Rufus Isaacs’ small fruit entomology lab. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Kalamazoo College where I completed an undergraduate thesis project investigating the interactions between ladybeetle predators and milkweed aphids that sequester plant chemical defenses. I received my Masters in Science degree from Western Michigan University where I completed my thesis on the dynamics and impact of chemical defense expression in a plant-aphid-coccinellid interaction.

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