ESA Science Policy Fellows Class of 2020

  • Ms. Emily Carlson, a PhD student at Oregon State University, studies how pesticide exposure differs between honey bees and native bees with varying landscape context.
  • Dr. Liz Dykstra, the Public Health Entomologist for the Washington State Department of Health, provides leadership and expertise on arthropods of public health importance for the state, with a focus on the impact of climate change on zoonotic and vector-borne diseases.
  • Dr. Allison Gardner, an assistant professor at the University of Maine, is a medical entomologist studying the ecology and management of mosquito-borne and tick-borne disease.
  • Ms. Nicole Nazario-Maldonado, an environmental public health advisor and the laboratory supervisor at the Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit, leads the surveillance, screening, insecticide resistance testing, and product evaluation for efficient vector control strategies in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
  • Dr. Meredith Spence Beaulieu, the assistant director of the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine at Duke University, leads initiatives to advance research and education in evolutionary approaches to understanding health and disease.