Melissa Willrich Siebert
Dr. Melissa Willrich Siebert is the Global Entomology Program Leader for Corteva Agriscience, Agricultural Division of DowDuPont. She has held several roles within Dow AgroSciences following her graduate studies at Louisiana State University in 2004 and was awarded the inaugural "FlashPoint" award by Dow AgroSciences for outstanding contributions as an early career professional.
Melissa has demonstrated consistent leadership within entomology and ESA. She served as 2017 President for the Plant-Insect Ecosystems (P-IE) Section where, with her guidance, the Section developed a strategy and agenda to include the design and execution of a highly influential "Science Policy Field Tour on Pollinator Health," attended by scientists, agriculture producers, beekeepers, NGO professionals, and policy makers. In addition, she served as Chair of the ESA Publications Council, subject editor for the Journal Integrated Pest Management, P-IE Section Secretary, and President of the Mississippi Entomological Association. Melissa is currently an assistant editor for the Journal of Cotton Science.
Melissa's demonstrated broad influence and ability to accelerate action will be critical to expand the impact of the Section as a Governing Board representative. She is passionate about the role ESA and P-IE will play as an organizational platform for addressing entomology-related issues and grand challenges. As Governing Board representative, she will proactively seek member inputs and constructively address opportunities to expand the impact of P-IE and ESA in all relevant circles. The ESA exists to serve members, and Melissa has a solid track record in service to P-IE and ESA that has prepared her well to serve on the Governing Board.