Meghan McConnell graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science & Technology. Before coming to the Bee Informed Partnership she interned with the USDA for a year working with invasive plant species, submerged aquatic vegetation and pollinators. She also worked for a short time at the Institute of Applied Agriculture as an Undergraduate Technology Apprentice. During her four years at UMD she fell in love with insects, pollinators, and spiders and she hopes to continue her education in Entomology.
McConnell joined BIP in 2012 because “I was interested in doing research on pollinators and looking at human impacts on them and their benefits to our ecosystem”.