Honors and Awards

International Baccalaureate Diploma Recipient (2011)

Howard Hughes Research Scholar (2012-2014)
Accepted as a research scholar in freshman year of college. Completed research in Dr. Martha Weiss’ lab.

Best Research Award (2015)
Won one of five awards given out by the Biology Department at Georgetown University for best research completed as a senior thesis.

Presented Undergraduate Senior Thesis at Ecological Society of America Conference (2015) Baltimore, MD
Larval Host Plant Selection in the Silver-Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Abstract can be found here.

Presidents Prize for 10-minute graduate student talks, Second Place, at ESA, ESC and ESBC Joint Annual Meeting (2018) Vancouver, BC
Do Rickettsiella symbionts manipulate reproduction of a linyphiid spider?
Abstract can be found here.

American Arachnological Society Student Travel Grant Recipient 2019

American Arachnological Society Student Paper Oral Award, 1st Place (2019), Lexington, VA
A novel bacterial symbiont manipulates the reproduction of a Linyphiid spider, Mermessus fradeorum
Abstract can be found here.

Presidents Prize for 10-minute graduate student talks, Second Place, ESA Annual Meeting (2019), St. Louis, MO
Geographic diversity of endosymbiotic infection in a Linyphiid spider
Abstract can be found here.

Shelby Stamper Memorial Award for Extension and Outreach (2020)– An annual award given by the University of Kentucky’s Department of Entomology for outstanding contributions to extension and outreach events for the department.

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