Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science
Systematics, Phylogenetics, Evolution, Tipuloidea, Chrysididae, Post Secondary Education
I received my BS in Organismal Biology and Ecology from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2013. Previous research involved a checklist of the cuckoo wasps (Chrysididae) of Pennsylvania (Conrow et al 2016) and an examination of their morphology. At Drexel I am investigating the phylogeny of the crane fly family Tipulidae using molecular methods. Based on this phylogeny I plan to study the evolution of larval habitat preferences and morphological traits that may be linked to larval habitats. I am also a member at large of the Entomological Society of Pennsylvania (ESP).