The U.S. Navy's Environmental and Preventive Medicine Units work as "mini-CDCs" to protect public health for Sailors and Marines around the world. That includes managing threats of vector-borne disease. Four Navy entomologists share their perspectives on a career in the Armed Forces.
Ary Faraji, Ph.D., BCE, traces his career arc from class clown to executive director of a major metropolitan mosquito control district. He credits his success to a willingness to take on new challenges, a focus on teamwork, and a passion for entomological adventures. Read Ary's story and find out his advice for success in medical entomology.
Meet John Aigner, Ph.D., product development project manager for Nichino America, Inc., crop-protection advisor, world traveler, and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.
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.