Professional Service and Leadership

WSU Graduate and Professional Student Science Policy Initiative (GPSSPI)

Secretary and Founding Member (Fall 2018- Spring 2019) and President (Spring 2019- Present)

  • Connect graduate and professional student science advocates with policy makers and academics

  • Host elected officials, academics, and government workers to discuss policy careers and research funding opportunities

  • Received GPSA Affiliate Funding for 2019-2020

Entomological Society of America (ESA) Science Policy Fellowship Program, 2019 Finalist

ESA Pacific Branch 2018 Conference Planning Committee in Reno, NV

WSU Entomology Graduate Student Association (EGSA)

Vice President, Faculty Liaison (2017- 2018, Spring 2019-Present)

  • Organize and oversee EGSA committees and participate in faculty meetings and events

WSU Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) Senator (2019-2020)

  • Serve on communications committee and represent WSU Entomology Graduate students in GPSA decision-making

"Creatures of the Night" outreach (costume optional)

Poster presentation at Science Talk 2019

Entomology community outreach

Addiction in the Northwest Science Policy Seminar


WSU Teaching Assistant

  • AFS 101: Introduction to Agricultural and Food Systems (Fall 2016)

  • ENTOM 102: Insects, Infection, and Illness: Medical Entomology for Non-science Majors (Spring 2018)

Northwest Science Association Annual Meeting (March 2019)

  • Assistant instructor for “Intro to Manipulating and Visualizing Data in R” lesson to conference attendees at Lewis and Clark State College in Lewiston, ID

Science Communication

Entomological Society of America Student Debates

  • Member of 2017 WSU Team debating “What is the single greatest threat to arthropod biodiversity”, finished first place, co-authored article published in American Entomologist ( Published Spring 2019)

  • Captain of 2018 WSU Team debating “What is the most harmful invasive insect species in the world?”, finished first place, co-authored manuscript summarizing debate in Journal of Insect Science

  • Captain of 2019 WSU Team debating “What is the most influential impact of climate change on Entomology?”, winner of section, co-authored manuscript in Journal of Insect Science and authoring articles in Annals of the Entomological Society of America

Science Talk 2019 Annual Conference, Poster Presentation (April 2019)

  • Presented poster titled, “Science Advocacy in Rural Washington”, summarizing WSU GPSSPI events with invited academics and elected state officials, and discussing strategies for communicating research to legislators

WSU CAHNRS 3-minute Thesis Competition (March 2019)

  • Presented “Insect Predators: A Solution or Threat to Plant Health in Agroecosystems”, placed first in Entomology department and second in the CAHNRS competitions

Naturalist Outreach Program: “Arthropod Predators: Nature’s Defenders” Spring 2016

  • Wrote, produced, and co-starred in a 10-minute informational YouTube video on arthropod predators’ behavior and diversity, aimed at educating children on the value of predator species and biological control