Lab Alumni

Former Students in the HT lab go on to do many new and exciting things. Below are some of the excellent students we have had over the years. 

Graduate Students


Brittany Buckles
MS Entomology Student at UIUC Dec 2015  Currently work at the Field Museum in Chicago on pollinator conservation

Brittany conducted a stellar project on wild bee nesting emergence rates under different restoration techniques in native prairie. She was also interested in habitat characteristics of native ground nesting bees, such as temperature, compactness, and pH levels of soil.



Alex Pane

Graduated from UIUC School of Integrative Biology in 2016. Worked in the lab for 2 years as a lab/field assistant. His senior project examined bee nesting biology and the efficiency of emergence traps.






Nicole Wonderlin

Nicole WonderlinBA in Integrative Biology with distinction
University of Illiinois

Nicole worked in the lab on questions of conservation and biodiversity. Her senior
distinction project examined plant-pollinator interactions and how they change in fragmented habitats. She is particularly interested in how these changing interactions affect plant morphology and what implications this has for plant persistence in changing environments.


Kristen Chin
Kristin Chin

Kristen worked with me for 3 years while at Washington University. She independently interviewed land managers to determine the practices they use and assess how this might affect pollinators.






Amelia Snyder

Amy Snyder No Border
Current graduate student at Indiana University

Amy was a field and lab assistant for two years.  She is particularly interested in questions surrounding water issues and is currently developing a senior thesis project to investigate relationships between bees, plants and drought.




Doug Wright 

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 Doug served as our lab assistant January-May 2014. He has previously worked in the medical entomology lab at the Illinois Natural History Survey identifying mosquitoes during the summer of 2013. He is mainly interested in the broad picture effects that pollinators can have on agriculture.





Evan Cropek

IMG_0512Evan worked in the lab during the Spring of 2014 while a sophomore at Parkland College. She was involved with our “Local and Landscape Features Affect on Pollinators” project.



Sarah Heeg

Sarah Heeg No Border

Sarah worked in the lab during the spring of 2014. She finished her degree in Integrative Biology to one day, become a conservation biologist. She is interested in the effects that a key species has on the surrounding ecosystem and the process it takes to conserve these important species.



Stephen Rubino

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Stephen is a recent graduation of Washington University in St. Louis. He hopes to begin medical school in fall 2015.





Wanda Bonneville

Wanda Bonneville No Border

Wanda is currently an undergraduate at UC Davis studying entomology.




Greer Ryan

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Greer worked with me for 3 years at UC Berkeley. She went on to do a masters degree at Indiana University in conservation.





Aditya Dave

Aditya Dave No Border

Aditya conducted his thesis project with me at UC Berkeley. He went on to complete his DVM at UC Davis.







Hae-Yeong Ryu

HaeYeong Ryu No Border

Hae-Yeong is a PhD candidate at SUNY Stonybrook.