Midwest Tech-Transfer Team Leader
Bee Informed Partnership
Katie received both a BS in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior and a MS in Entomology from the University of Minnesota. She was introduced to honey bees during her last semester as an undergrad when she took a class on social insects with Dr. Marla Spivak. Marla asked her to work in the U of MN Bee Lab over the summer, and has been enthralled with bees ever since.
Katie is currently part of the Midwest Bee Team for Bee Informed Partnership and is based out of the University of Minnesota. She works with commercial migratory beekeepers in North Dakota and Minnesota to help them monitor pest and disease levels. Her main interests are bee breeding, Varroa, disease ecology, and extension work.