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Microbes, Mosquitoes, & One Caffeine-Fueled PhD #mosquito🦟 #coffeeforlife ☕️❤️ #womeninscience 👩‍🔬 @umassboston

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Excited that @centenaryuniversity highlighted the pilot project on spotted lanternflies that I’ve been working on this semester with some of my students! . . Hop over to their page to check out the full write up on our recent work! #centUScience @cent.science #science #undergraduate #undergraduateresearch #microbiomes #college #PUIresearch #research #academia #biology #entomology #microbiology #microbiologylab

Went out for a gorgeous autumn walk to collect some samples for my upcoming “unknown” plant DNA lab in my genetics course @cent.science and stumbled across these cuties. Not sure, but I think these are some type of bonnet mushroom (genus- Mycena).... . . Always so many beautiful things to see around this time of year, even when you least expect it!... . . #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #mushrooms #mushroomsofinstagram #science #outdoors #eyesopen #naturegram #centenaryuniversity #nj #centscience @centenaryuniversity

I’ve enjoyed sharing my findings from my dissertation work looking at mosquito microbiomes in Rwanda with @universityofrwanda Center of Excellence in Biodiviersity and with @gorilladoctors this morning! Very grateful for the opportunity to share my findings and looking forward to continued and expanded partnerships! 🦟🦍... . . #rwanda #mosquito #gorilla #ecology #microbiology #microbiome #diseaseecology #coeb #universityofrwanda #gorilladoctors #science

Taking some outdoor time and trying to get prepared for next week. Found this friend peeking in the grass to remind me to take some time and look a little closer this weekend.... . . #pickerelfrog #anuran #frog #hopping #weekend #weekendvibes #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #amphibiansofinstagram #amphibian #hackettstownnj

Such an awesome surprise today- totally made my day!... . . I love the stuffed Aedes aegypti mosquito and the coffee is SUCH a nice surprise before the start of the semester. A huge thank you to Jaimy!! . #Aedes #Aedesaegypti #coffee #goodcoffee #mosquito #thankful

Belated post, but happy #WorldMosquitoDay ! While we usually talk about mosquitoes that bite humans, there are also mosquitoes that feed on reptiles, amphibians, marine mammals, and even other invertebrates! ... . . One of the prettiest I’ve seen is Uranotaenia sapphirina- @biodiversilary’s pic, check it out from the great Communications Biology (2018) paper!... . . #mosquito #uranotaeniasapphirina #annelids #vectorbiology #diseaseecology #research #science

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For our anniversary, my husband and I got a bird feeder to check out some of the local bird diversity. We’ve seen lots of finches, starlings, grackles, squirrels, and our resident chipmunk. One of my favorites that we’ve seen so far is a scruffy downy woodpecker- check it out!... . . #birding #woodpecker #birdlife #birdsofinstagram #nj #wildlife #wildlifephotography

Visualizing myself on the beach in Nantucket in January (brrr) when I had smiles for miles despite not being able to feel my face. ⛄️Wishing away for some cooler weather after a couple of hot weeks... . . #nantucket #research #fieldwork #fieldworkinprogress #wishfulthinking #isitfallyet #maybenotwinter #justcoolerplease

Probable monarch friend, but it could be a viceroy? Anyone know? Either way, I enjoyed getting to see it hang out around us... . . #butterfly #insects #entomology #lepidoptera #monarchbutterfly #orange #nature #naturephotography #nj #garden #gardenlife #gardenparty #insectparty #pollinators

It’s amazing the places you can find when you’re not trying. Found this wonderful little wetland next to the hardware store today, with tons of dragonflies, bees, pond inverts, and maybe even tadpoles. I love a good wetland, even a tiny one... . . #wetland #biology #invertebrates #dragonflies #LandscapePhotography #landscape #surprise #beautiful #urbanwild #pond #lilypad #ecology #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #green #mountains #nj

Enjoying settling into our new place in #hackettstownnj and feeling at peace with the beautiful rain coming down outside... . I’ve spent some time exploring town over the last few days and taking a breather before diving into prep for the upcoming semester. While moving is always stressful (esp during a pandemic...), it’s given me time to think about what I want for the coming semester and how to meet the needs of my new students and university. I’ve also been incredibly excited that my sister @its_jess64 received and accepted an offer for a fully funded masters from Wake Forest in business analytics. So stinking proud of her. Moves and change are stressful, but a good time for reflection, excitement, and these rare moments of peace. I think I’m going to like it here... . #rain #rainyday #rest #relaxation #waitforit #takingpause #newdigs #peaceandrain

This piece made by @sehoran for my defense is amazing. The party hats, Jackie cat, coffee, and happy mosquitoes really get me. This is so cool and I love it!!... . . Thank you to everyone for your kind thoughts in celebration of my defense. They mean so much to me, and I can’t thank you enough for all of your support and encouragement. 💗🥳🦟 #phdone #academic #gradschool #phd #thankful #woodhamslab

I successfully defended my #phd @umassboston today. I’m excited, exhausted, and looking forward to my next chapter. Now that I’ve finished, I wanted to publicly announce that I will starting a position as an Assistant Professor of Biology @centenaryuniversity this fall! I’m incredibly excited to be joining their Science Department and am eager to get to work!... . . I also want to give an extremely big thank you to everyone who has supported me through the process, and an extra big shout out to @cavemanivan for his unwavering love and support. #phd #defense #gradschool #gradschoollife #umassboston #womeninstem #science #mosquito #microbiome #microbiology #genetics #woodhamslab

The #woodhamslab is participating in #shutdownSTEM. Instead of focusing on our science today, we are taking the day to reflect, to learn, and to improve our understanding of the biases and inequities that affect black people, particularly those in academia. I would encourage everyone, working in STEM or not, to take some time today to reflect on their privilege and biases, and to learn from this and work to be a better ally... . . Also, if you’re looking for tools on how to work toward being a better ally, I recommend starting by taking a look at http://bit.ly/junejustice or https://www.shutdownstem.com

This is feeling pretty real now. 😄😬 . . . #phdlife #gradschool #umassboston #woodhamslab #phdone?

To my black friends, colleagues, and students- I see you. I hear you. I’m listening. And I stand with you. . . #blackouttuesday #enoughisenough #amplifymelanatedvoices