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I am a Research Assistant for the insect resistant management and durability lab for DuPont Pioneer. My responsibilities consist of assisting my teammates in data collection, sample processing, and field projects. I also help maintain colonies of insects that are used for assays and other experiments.
I have always been a “lab rat.” To me, being able to come to work every day and complete my work with a microscope or in a lab setting is always exciting. I like knowing that my work helps make agriculture more accessible for those in need and ultimately we help feed the world.
Keep an open mind! I arrived at college with a vision of what I wanted my college experience to be but along the way ISU presented me with a different opportunity and I took it. That decision was the best decision I ever made. Don’t be afraid to take chances, question things, and strive to become the best in your field. Passion and dedication can go a long ways.
Favorite ISU class(es):
Entomology / AECL 425/525 - Aquatic Insects and
Biology 457 – Herpetology