Education

Teaching

Experience

Research

Experience

M.S. in ENTOMOLOGY

August 2015

Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Advisor: Mark Wright, Professor

 

B.S. IN PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SCIENCES

May 2012

Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Advisor: Janice Uchida, Ph.D., Associate Plant Pathologist

EXPERIENCES

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT

August 2013 - December 2014

Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences (PEPS)

University of Hawaii at Manoa

PEPS 210—Introduction to Environmental Science

PEPS 250—World of Insects 

PEPS 363L—General Entomology Laboratory 

PEPS 421—Foundations of Pest Management

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT

December 2012 - December 2014

Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Mark Wright, Ph.D., Professor

Surveyed 10 areas during 2015 on Oahu to compare parasitoid composition and parasitation rates from studies completed in 2011 and 1981

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

January 2011 - May 2011

Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Helen Spafford, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Developed and completed an experiment focused on the effects of burial of pickleworm (Diphania nitidalis) pupae on adult emergence.  Results indicated that pickleworm adults were not able to survive a burial deeper than four centimeters

KA MEA KOLO ENTOMOLOGY CLUB AT UH MANOA 

August 2012 - May 2015 

Webmaster - August 2014 - May 2015

President - August 2013 - May 2014

Secretary - August 2012 - May 2013

 

HAWAII STATE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR 

March 2015, 2016

Judge

 

Windward District Science Fair

February 2015

Judge 

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FALL FORUM

December 2014

Moderator 

 

Extracurricular and

Volunteer Experience

Professional

Experience

PEST CONTROL TECHNICIAN III

December 2015 – Present

Plant Industry Division

Hawaii Department of Agriculture

Mann Ko Ph. D., Plant Pathologist

Assist with surveys of pest species; Maintain potential biological control agent colonies; Quarantine facility maintenance; Preparation and sanitization of laboratory materials; Assist plant pathologist on pest calls; Assist plant pathologist with biological control experiments.

ENTOMOLOGIST III

September 2015 – December 2015

Plant Industry Division

Hawaii Department of Agriculture

Renato Bautista Ph. D., Insectary Manager

Assist with surveys of pest species; Maintain biological control agent colonies; Database input; Organization and scanning of Hawaii Department of Agriculture historical documents; Curation of insect species

 

PEST CONTROL TECHNICIAN III

March 2015 – September 2015

Plant Industry Division

Hawaii Department of Agriculture

Darcy Oishi

Assist with surveys of pest species; Maintain biological control agent colonies; Database input; Organization and scanning of Hawaii Department of Agriculture historical documents; Curation of insect species

 

BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN 

January 2015 – February 2015

Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii

Darcy Oishi

Assist with surveys of pest species; Maintain biological control agent colonies; Database input; Organization and scanning of Hawaii Department of Agriculture historical documents; Curation of insect species

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT 

May 2010 – December 2012

Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Paul Krushelnycky, Ph.D., Assistant Researcher

Identification of Hemiptera and Coleoptera to species from pitfall, litter, and vegetation beating samples; Curation of insect specimens; Inspection of Silversword seeds for viable achenes.

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT 

June 2011 - December 2011

Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Elsie Burbano, Ph.D.

Processed coffee berries and coffee berry borer traps from Hawaii Island to find the Coffee Berry Borer (Hampothenemis hampei); Entered data collected from processed samples.

 

UNDERGRADUATE INTERN 

May 2011 - August 2011

Entomology Department

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum—Hawaii

Shepherd Myers, Former Entomology Collections Manager

Curation of donated ant specimens from the pacific; integrated returned or donated insect specimens into the main entomology collection.