I’m a biologist/entomologist, broadly interested in the ecology and management of insects in agricultural and natural habitats. I got my B.S degree in biology at the Nueva Granada University, and a master’s in entomology at Michigan State University (go green!) working with Rufus Isaacs. I did my PhD in biology at the Applied Ecology Department at North Carolina State University, working with Rebecca Irwin.
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WHAT I DO
I have experience identifying crop pollinators, as well as estimating the value of the service they provide. I also have experience with management of alternative pollinators in orchards, and most recently, studying bee parasites and diseases.
I have expertise in experimental design and data analysis in R, especially with linear models, generalized linear mixed models (GLMM) and post hoc mean comparisons.
OUTSIDE THE LAB
Outside of the academic circle, I like to participate in outreach events and create science communication videos about my research, with the goal of improving the public's perception of scientists and the scientific process. Check out some of my videos