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Monday, June 5th, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
ESA ECP Career Track Webinar: Academia - Research/Extension
Careers in entomology are just as diverse as the insects and arthropods we study! For this installment of the ECP webinar series highlighting the diverse careers in entomology, we are focusing on academic careers with research and/or extension appointments. Come meet our panelists and learn more about what they do, the job interview and hiring process, tips on how to be successful in an academic career, and more!
Moderator: Priyadarshini Chakrabati Basu
Panelists: Morgan Pinkerton, Cassandra Olds, Isaac Esquive
Dr. Morgan Pinkerton is the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Extension Agent with the University of Florida/IFAS Extension in Seminole County. She is a graduate of the UF Doctor of Plant Medicine Program and has a master’s degree in entomology. In her current position, she regularly works with farmers and horticulture professionals in Central Florida and beyond. Through in person and virtual educational programming, field visits, and one-on-one communications, she helps extension clientele increase the economic and environmental sustainability of their operations. In many of her extension programs, she focuses on diagnostics of plant problems, integrated pest management (IPM), and invasive species issues.
Dr. Cassandra Olds is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology at Kansas State University. She teaches courses focused on animal health entomology as well as vector-pathogen-host interactions. In addition to her teaching appointment, she also has research and extension appointments. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating arthropod control strategies in livestock and reducing vector-borne pathogen transmission.
Dr. Isaac Esquivel received his B.S. from the University of California Riverside in 2014. Currently, Dr. Esquivel is an Assistant Professor of Agronomic and Forage crops in Entomology & Nematology at the University of Florida stationed at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, FL. He has a 60% Research and 40% Extension Appointment. He is interested in the spatial dynamics of plant-pest-natural enemy-pollinator interactions driven by landscape structure and composition. A major focus of his research integrates approaches from landscape ecology and incorporates new tools, such as geographic information systems and remote sensing systems, into improved pest management systems.
ESA ECP Career Track Webinar: State/Federal Government
Careers in entomology are just as diverse as the insects and arthropods we study! For this installment of the ECP webinar series highlighting the diverse careers in entomology, we are focusing on careers in state and county government. Come meet our panelists and learn more about what they do, the job interview and hiring process, tips on how to be successful in a government career, and more!
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