Research Interests: I am broadly interested in the ecology and conservation of native pollinators. For my master’s dissertation at the University of Oxford, I investigated the prevalence of pathogens in syrphid flies. At Cornell, I would like to study the potential effects of disease, pesticide exposure, and climate change on the ability of native pollinators to fulfill critical pollination services. Under the supervision of Dr. Scott McArt, I hope to translate the scientific results into policy suggestions and guidelines.
Research Interests: Jamie will join the lab in the fall of 2020. She is from Indiana and earned her BS in Human Biology from Indiana University in 2017. While at IU, she participated in One Health research of tourism and zoonoses in South Africa. After graduating from IU, she worked as the vector control and GIS coordinator at the Lake County Indiana Health Department. She is interested in a One Health approach to learning about disease vectors and transmission. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and watching the Chicago Cubs.