2012-2014 - Alexander von Humboldt Post-Doctoral Fellow, Zoology Institute, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg,
2012 - Ph.D. in Biology, Zoology degree, Colorado State University
Advisor: Dhruba Naug, Dissertation: Behavioral alteration in the honeybee due to parasite-induced energetic stress.
2012 - Masters of Teaching Certificate, The Institute for Learning and Teaching, Colorado State University
2007 - B.S. in Biology w/Honors, Minor in Chemistry, State University of New York at Geneseo
Systems biology, improving honey bee health, animal physiology, animal behavior, parasite-host interactions, neurobiology, effects of aging, evolution of social behavior, regulation of appetite and energetic homeostasis, metabolomics, exposomics
Animal Behavior Society (ABS) International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI) The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE) Entomological Society of America (ESA) Wildlife Disease Association (WDA) The Northern Colorado Beekeeper’s Association (NCBA) The Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station Full Member of Sigma Xi, Swarthmore College Chapter