M.S. Entomology, University of Arkansas Fayetteville
Thesis: Horizontal transmission of Helicoverpa armigeraNucleopolyhedrovirus (HearNPV) in
soybean fields infested with Helicoverpa zea (Boddie).
B.S. Environmental, Soil, and Water Science, University of Arkansas Fayetteville
March 2018 – Aug. 2018: Sales Intern, AgBiTech LLC.
Jan. 2015 – March 2018: Entomology Program Technician, University of Arkansas Extension Service.
I am primarily interested in studying entomopathogens, and their potential use in row crop agriculture. This comprises better understanding plant-insect-pathogen interactions that could contribute to more efficacious use. Also, I am interested in better understanding the transmission and induction of epizootics by identifying influential factors in inducing epizootics in field conditions and determining thresholds that account for the transmission potential of each pathogen.