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I received my B.S. in organismal biology from Kutztown university. During my undergraduate program I studied gall forming wasps in the family Cynipidae as well as the distribution of gall forming midges in the genus Celticesis. I also briefly worked on a study on honeybee orientation.
I am currently a master's student in Dr. Hiltpold's lab. The purpose of my work is to understand how silicon accumulation in corn roots affects different trophic levels within soil communities. Western corn rootworm is used as the model insect for this study and its results have potential for developing new agricultural methods for pest control.
We learned no detail was too small. It was all about the details.