I am fascinated by honey bees and the people who care for them. Even though I am a late comer to beekeeping, my background laid a strong foundation. I studied Biology as an undergrad and Wildlife Management in graduate school. I spent the last 15 years studying and teaching about human’s relationship with Nature in the form of environmental studies courses, principally regarding food systems. Agricultural studies naturally led to discovering my passion for honey bees 10 years ago. I have since focused all my energy on catching up with the industry! My research interests focused on honey bees and more specifically on developing better tools to study them. I worked on a few projects like the Hive Scale Monitoring Portal and the more recent PollenCheck mobile application in collaboration with BIP. I am really excited for the opportunity to work closely with the BIP team, facilitating collaboration between commercial beekeepers, our highly specialized Tech Team Agents in the field and the various research institutions.