I am a first year PhD Student in the entomology department at UCR. In the McFrederick Lab I study Ascosphaera, a fungi that only associates with bees and can range from harmless to pathogenic. My research focuses on the evolution of pathogenicity and genomic signatures of coevolution between the fungi and bees. I'm also passionate about combining science and art. Insects4Inclusion is an ongoing SciComm project I founded in collaboration with Magda Argueta-Guzman. We sell insect art, photography, natural history and music to raise money for scholarships that increase inclusivity in entomology. Check us out at https://insects4inclusion.wixsite.com/stem!