Four women currently serve in the Entomological Society of America’s president, vice president, vice president-elect, and immediate past president roles—a first in the Society’s history. In a Q&A, learn more about these leaders and their perspectives on the entomology profession, their advice for career success, their favorite insects, and much more.
A successful science lab is a dynamic, carefully balanced environment not unlike the natural ecosystems that many of us study. Attention to the relationships, individual personalities, and unique stresses of scientific work are all critical to fostering a healthy, balanced lab environment. One entomologist who's worked in roles from undergraduate research assistant to lab leader shares her advice.
Meet entomologist Brooke Bissinger, Ph.D., who credits her success in time management, adaptability, and teamwork to her experience working in the food service industry before she became a scientist. Learn about the soft skills Bissinger gained in that work and how she applies it today as an entomologist in research and development.