Shelby received her B.S. in Entomology and Agricultural Leadership and Development from Texas A&M University in 2017. She is broadly interested in bee biodiversity, taxonomy, systematics, ecology, biology, and biogeography. Shelby is co-advised by Dr. Margarita López-Uribe and Dr. Heather Hines, as a part of Penn State’s Integrated Pollinator Ecology (IPE) Graduate Training Program. Her current research projects include updating the checklist of bee species in Pennsylvania and investigating the evolutionary history of squash bees [Hymenoptera: Apidae: Eucera: (Peponapis) and (Xenoglossa)]. If you are interested, please visit Shelby’s website for additional information about her academic and extracurricular activities: