ESA Science Policy Fellows Class of 2023

five-part image of portrait photos of the members of the 2023 Class of ESA Science Policy Fellows

(Listed below as pictured left to right)

  • Tristan A. Barley, a Ph.D. student in entomology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, studies the effects of co-locating pollinator habitat at solar facilities on insect biodiversity as well as competition between honey bees and wild bees.
  • Lewis Bartlett, Ph.D., faculty with joint appointment between the Department of Entomology & Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, develops tools to assess and improve the health of honey bees in agricultural settings.
  • Morgan (Mo) Christman, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research scholar in entomology at The Ohio State University, assesses the impact of climate change, habitat quality, and land management practices on bumble bees in agroecosystems to inform conservation and management practices.
  • DeShae Dillard, a Ph.D. student in entomology and ecology, evolution, and behavior at Michigan State University, studies the impact of agricultural conservation on community diversity and functional composition of Diptera to promote a broader understanding of the ecosystem services being provided in agroecological landscapes.
  • Joanelis Medina is a Ph.D. candidate in public health and epidemiology in the process of acquiring her BCE and currently is the vector management and laboratory supervisor at the Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit.