I am an entomologist, research technician, and a mother of two, who is currently working at the Academy of Natural Sciences in the Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Lab at the Patrick Center for Environmental Research with Dr. Stefanie Kroll.
I studied freshwater ecology for my Bachelors of Science degree at West Chester University. In 2009, I received my Master's degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. My Capstone looked at DNA barcoding and Macroinvertebrate sampling to assess water quality in fresh water streams.
I am an active member of my community, utilizing STEM outreach activities to bring my love of insects to under-resourced children in the greater Philadelphia area with my 500 Women Scientists Philly Pod.
I am also on the National Leadership Board of 500 Women Scientists, where I help to organize over 300 global Pods.
How do insects help us understand water quality?
University of Pennsylvania
Masters Degree in Environmental Studies
Capstone: Combining DNA Barcoding and Macroinvertebrate Sampling to Assess Water Quality
BioBlitzes & Moth Nights
I have participated and organized over 10 events focused on cataloging insects
Entomology by Tanya
2000 - 2003
West Chester University
Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology
Focus on aquatic ecosystems and ecology