As a Faculty Research Specialist and Lab Manager, Heather Eversole is an integral part of the Bee Diagnostic team located at the University of Maryland, College Park. Since 2011, she has managed a high throughput diagnostic honey bee lab for Bee Informed Partnership and APHIS National Honey Bee Survey. This primarily involves processing thousands of samples each year collected from BIP field specialists and state apiarists. She wears many hats including generating reports, sampling kit builds, managing lab functions as well as assisting undergraduates with honey bee related projects. Prior to her honey bee research interests, she took part in submerged aquatic vegetation research and water quality projects located on the Chesapeake Bay as well as field work involving mangroves in Belize and Florida. She received her bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Maryland.