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Alumni of the Insect Division

This page highlights the many talents who have been a part of the UMMZ Insect Division. Alumni of the many different UMMZ Insect Division Teams can be found below, along with notable student projects from years past.

Graduate Student Curatorial Assistants

  • Gioriga Auteri (2020 spring)
  • Michell Fearon (2019 fall)
  • Sasha Bishop (2018 fall, 2019 spring)

Tucker Lab

Project: UMOR: Michigan’s Hidden Triple Threat: Hymenoptera Pollinators, Parasitoids, & Predators (2019-current)

  • Daisy Okapa (2020) “Lab Technician”
  • Maria Salem (2019-2020) “Lab Technician”
  • Zoe Bliss (2019) “Lab Technician”
  • Beth Weiler (2019-2020) “Field & Lab Technician”
  • Michael Andrew Joseph (2019) “Field & Lab Technician”

Project: UROP: Collection Detective: Deciphering the Forster Dragonfly collection (2019-2020)

Project: UROP: Role call! Developing Museum Species Checklists (2019-2020)

  • Eric Ma
  • Lydia Sandefur
  • Matthew Tenglin
  • Sara Hezi

Project: UM School of Information: Not bugged by data: Streamlining the UMMZ Insect Collection Digital Curation (2020)

  • Alexandria Rayburn
  • Mark Ramirez
  • Tony Sexton

Project: Doris Duke Conservation Scholars: Wonderful wasp diversity of Michigan

  • Dominique Brown (summer 2019)

Project: EEB Department Independent Study

  • Kevin Moore Jr
  • Liana Meisner-Driscoll
  • Pieter Kraayeveld

Museum Technicians

UMMZI Specimen Digitization & Databasing Initiative:

  • Chloe Weise (2019-2020) 
  • Peregrine Ke-Lind (2018-2020)
  • Henry Smith (2019)
  • Neha Bhomia (2019)
  • Troyer Wallace-Evans (2019)
  • Ellen James (2018-2019)
  • Siena McKim (2018-2019);  copy of bug artwork  
  • Tom Hayek (2018-2019)
  • Elizabeth Postema (2018)

NSF TCN Terrestrial Parasite Tracker project:

  • Alice Elliott (2020)
  • Hagan Capnerhurst (2020)
  • Peregrine Ke-Lind (2019-2020)
  • Yeaeun Park (2019-2020)

MSU collaboration: Great Lakes Pollinator Health Project:

  • Peregrine Ke-Lind (2018-2019)
  • Joseph Hartert (2018-2019)

Past Student Projects

UMMZI Specimen Digitization & Databasing Initiative:

  • Chloe Weise (2019-2020) 
  • Peregrine Ke-Lind (2018-2020)
  • Henry Smith (2019)
  • Neha Bhomia (2019)
  • Troyer Wallace-Evans (2019)
  • Ellen James (2018-2019)
  • Siena McKim (2018-2019);  copy of bug artwork  
  • Tom Hayek (2018-2019)
  • Elizabeth Postema (2018)

NSF TCN Terrestrial Parasite Tracker project:

  • Alice Elliott (2020)
  • Hagan Capnerhurst (2020)
  • Peregrine Ke-Lind (2019-2020)
  • Yeaeun Park (2019-2020)

MSU collaboration: Great Lakes Pollinator Health Project:

  • Peregrine Ke-Lind (2018-2019)
  • Joseph Hartert (2018-2019)