ESA Science Policy Fellows Class of 2017

  • Dr. Meaghan Pimsler, a postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alabama. Meaghan studies adaptive population genetics in native pollinators. 
  • Dr. Cheri Abraham, an operations manager and entomologist for US Citrus, LLC. Cheri is part of a Citrus production start-up and his multi-faceted work includes everything from daily operations to developing and implementing IPM protocols.
  • Dr. Timothy Durham, an assistant professor of agronomy and agricultural science at Ferrum College. Tim works with Bt corn and sustainable pest management.
  • Ms. Ashley Kennedy, a PhD student at the University of Delaware. Ashley studies breeding birds' insect prey preferences to improve avian conservation efforts.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Scott, a professor in the department of entomology at Cornell University. Jeff studies insecticides, seeking ways to use decrease the impact of resistance and use fewer chemicals.

Selected during the summer of 2017, highlights of service for this class include:

  • 2017 ESA Annual Meeting training workshop
  • (planned) May 2018 trip to Washington DC (with the SPF class of 2016)
  • (planned) October 2018 trip to meet with federal agencies and NGOs (with the SPF class of 2016)
  • 2018 ESA Annual Meeting training workshop
  • (planned) May 2019 visit to Washington DC to meet with congressional offices (with the SPF class of 2018)
  • (planned) October 2019 visit to Washington DC to meet with NGOs and federal agencies (with the SPF class of 2018)