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Sansar 2017 ARREGUIN, Adrian Mendoza – M.S. Student

Advisor: Dr. John D. Stark Email:

BARSAN, Adriana – M.S. Student

Advisor: Dr. Louis Nottingham Email:
Interest: Above- and below-ground beneficial arthropods, impact of crop rotation on arthropod communities
Education: B.S. in Women and Gender Studies, University of Colorado


Sansar 2017 BRENNER, Robert – Ph.D. Student

Advisor: Dr. Douglas B. Walsh Email:
Interest: Insect ecology, Pesticide Non-target Effects, IPM
Education: B.S. Biology, Southern Utah University; M.S. Entomology, North Dakota State University


  BUSH, Tatiana – Ph.D. Student

Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Murray & Dr. Silas Bossert Email:
Interest: Bee phylogenetics, taxonomy, patterns in host evolution, phylogenetic niche evolution
Education: University of California, Riverside: BS in Entomology, BS in Plant Biology, MS in Entomology

COOK, Hannah – Ph.D. Student

Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Murray & Dr. Silas Bossert Email: 
Interest: Bee phylogenomics, systematics, biogeography, evolution of host-plant associations  Education: B.S. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Rochester

CZOKAJLO, Robert – M.S. Student

Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Beers Email:
Interest: IPM, Agricultural Entomology Education: B.A. in Archaeology


DILDAY, Sam – PhD Student

Advisor: Dr. Rich Zack  Email:
Interest: Odorous House Ants and their resistance to starvation and aggression response to other ant pests. Education: B.S Biology, George Mason University; M.S Environmental Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland

ECKARD, Stephanie – M.S. Student

Advisor: Dr. John Stark Email:
Interest: Environmental toxicology, stream benthic macroinvertebrates, food-web interactions, salmon recovery   Education: B.S. Environmental Science, Western Washington University

GREEN, Nathaniel – M.S. Student

Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Murray Email:
Interest: Studying the systematics of North American Pseudomasaris
Education: B.S. Biology, The University of Akron

HELMREICH, Salena – Ph.D. Student

Advisors: Dr. David Crower Email:
Interest: The value of a pulsed floral resource, such as canola, on wild bee health and population dynamics in response to landscape context.
Education: B.A. in Biology, Wheaton College (MA)

LUPPINO, Mario – M.S. Student

Advisor: Dr. David Crowder Email:
Interest: Interspecies interactions between pollinators, with canola production as a model system.
Education: B.S. Earth and Environmental Sciences, Washington State University

MACON, Taydin – Ph.D. Student

Advisor: Dr. Brandon Hopkins & Dr. Dave Crowder Email:
Interest: Pollinator Health
Education: B.A. Philosophy, Layola Marymount University, B.S. Physics, Layola Marymount University

MARSHALL, Daniel – Ph.D. Student

Advisor: Dr. Jeb Owen Email:
Interest: Insect ecology, biocontrol of vectors of medical and veterinary importance
Education: B.S. Physics, Cameron University, M.S. Biology, University of Central Oklahoma

PAULTZKE, Kellen – M.S. Student

Advisor: Dr. Jeb Owen Email:
Interest: Zoonotic disease transmission, arthropod vectors, One Health
Education: B.S. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, The University of Arizona

RAMPONE, Emily – Ph.D. Student

Advisor: Dr. David Crowder Email:
Interest: Researching opportunities to improve farmer livelihoods and reduce pesticide applications.
Education: B.S. in Italian Studies and Global Studies, University of Vermont

REED, Riley – Ph.D. Student

Advisor: Dr. Brandon Hopkins & Dr. Walter S. Sheppard Email:
Interest: Integrated management of Varroa, commercial beekeeping practices, and improving pollinator forage.
Education: B.S. in Agricultural Biotechnology with Biology minor, Washington State University

REYES CORRAL, Cesar – Ph.D. Student

Advisor: Dr. Tobin Northfield & Dr. Rodney Cooper Email:
Interest: Insect-plant interactions and plant pathology
Education: B.Sc. Agronomy, University of Guadalajara; M.S. Plant Pathology, University of Idaho

Sansar 2017

RITCHIE, Kiersten – Ph.D. Student

Advisor: Dr. Walter S. Sheppard  Email:
Interest: Pollinators, Honey Bee Reproductive Processes
Education: B.S. Biochemistry, University of Washington

SAYLES, Molly Whelan – Ph.D. Student

Advisor: Dr. Louis Nottingham Email:
Interest: Insect behavior and pest management extension
Education: B.A. Environmental Studies, Oberlin College

SMYTHEMAN, Peter – M.S. Student

Advisor: Dr. Tobin Northfield Email:
Interest: Orchard pest natural enemies, Lepidoptera recording, breeding, and collecting.
Education: B.Sc. Zoology, Cardiff University, Wales

WINSLOW, Claire – M.S. Student

Advisor: Dr. Louis Nottingham
Interest: Researching various forms of integrated pest management of spotted wing drosophila within berry fields
Education: B.S. in Biology, Washington State University