Congratulations to Dr. Rachael Sitz! She has been a long time member of the CranLab family completing two degrees under Dr. Whitney Cranshaw! Following graduation, Rachael Sitz received a job in Idaho as a US Forest Service Plant Pathologist! Her PhD research focused on microbial plant pathogens and their associations with insects. Specifically, her work on a bacterial pathogen better characterizes drippy blight disease of red oaks. Good luck on your next adventure Rachael!
Congratulations to Zachary Longtine! Zach recently graduated with a M.S. in Entomology from the Cranshaw laboratory! He focused on the description of all insect biodiversity on three invasive Brassica weeds in the Northern Colorado area. Following graduation, Zach received a job with Terminix, a pest control company to work on assisting in insect identification!
Congratulations to Wendlin Burns! Wendlin has been our trusty and hardworking laboratory technician since 2016! While at CSU, Wendlin worked on many projects: such as, spider identification, insect and plant surveys, and Japanese beetle research. Following graduation with a degree in Botany, Wendlin received a job as a Horticulturist at the famous Audubon Zoo Located in historic Uptown New Orleans. The Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, hands-on animal encounters and lush gardens which Wendlin will help design and plant. Congrats Wendy and we wish you luck on your future adventures!