Faith Oi

Faith Oi, Ph.D., is an urban entomologist in the Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida (UF). She has actively and continually served the Entomological Society of America at the branch, section, and national levels since 1995. Leadership capacities include two terms on the ESA finance committee (2008-2014); Medical, Urban and Veterinary Entomology (MUVE) Section president (2015), which also included participation in the program planning committee; and Southeastern Branch nominations chair (2016). She currently chairs ESA's Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is MUVE's representative on this committee. Her service on the D&I Committee began as an ESA presidential appointee during the founding period of this committee (2015-2017). She then rotated to section representative (2017-2018).

As an urban entomologist at UF, she is the Director of Pest Management University (2007-present), whose mission is to be a world leader in training the pest control industry by delivering quality instruction using science-based information on current technologies, with concern for the environment and human health and well-being. This Extension-led program continues to grow because of a team of experts with similar core values. Experts include business consultants who provide guidance on how to sustain this cost-recovery program to ensure continual service to stakeholders. Oi also has completed LEAD21 and LEAD IFAS training and is a recipient of the PCT-Syngenta Crown Leadership Award, Class of 2018. Additional service to ESA: SEB-ESA Program Chair (2008), SEB-ESA Student Awards Committee (1995-1998, chair 1997-1998).

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