The first cohort of interns, fellows, and mentors in ESA and CDC's Public Health Entomology for All program are learning from each other and looking at public health entomology in a new light.
Women pursuing careers in entomology face persistent challenges in obtaining jobs compared to men, according to a new study analyzing career tracks of recent entomology doctoral graduates. Among entomologists obtaining Ph.D.s between 2001 and 2018, significantly more men than women held industry positions as technical representatives and research scientists as of 2021. Across job categories, women outpaced men only in nonfaculty university positions. Meanwhile, men published significantly more research articles than women during their graduate programs and then went on to attain higher measures of publishing volume and influence.
Through ESA and the CDC's Public Health Entomology for All program, Tess Brown gained hands-on experience working with mosquitoes and learning about vector-borne disease research. The senior at Southern University and A&M College now plans to pursue insect science in grad school.
Meet Lauren Esposito, Ph.D., arachnologist and curator at the California Academy of Sciences and co-creator of 500 Queer Scientists, a grassroots visibility campaign for LGBTQ+ people and allies in STEM and beyond.