Currently a 5th year PhD student in the Danforth Lab in the field of Entomology at Cornell University, I received my BSc in Wildlife Biology from McGill University and my MSc in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Toronto. I have always been fascinated by the natural world, and my love of biology was only reinforced by several excellent field research opportunities during my undergraduate studies. I enjoy being involved in science communication and outreach activities as I love sharing my passion for science with others. In my research, I am interested in insect diversity and behavior. My dissertation is focused on examining the chemical and microbial ecology of the squash bee Peponapis pruinosa. Although I currently study bees, I love all insects and have spent a lot of quality time with my collecting net in Canada, the United States, Barbados, Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia, and The Bahamas. When not traveling, I can usually be found tending to my pet insect zoo or enjoying some time outside.