Biodiversity and Conservation, Bioinformatics Undergraduate
Focus: Nitidulidae in Vanuatu, Cataloging Cujujoidea Species
Rachael started in the Bybee Lab on the 2018 Vanuatu Study Abroad. She has been working on the project to catalog nitidulid species collected in Vanuatu and analyze trends between increased human impact (trade, population, etc.) and prevalence of invasive species. She is also helping to record all described species in the superfamily Cucujoidea online so that species and their original descriptions are readily accessible. Rachael would like to continue to work with insects in graduate school, perhaps with invasive species research.
Interests: travel, hiking, food, kayaking