Collection & Research Assistant
Zoe graduated with a B.A. in Biology and Latin American Studies from Bowdoin College in 2018, where she did a thesis on host-plant preferences of a generalist herbivore insect (Hemiptera: Cercopidae). After studying cicadas, birds, and trees as a naturalist in the Peruvian Amazon and working as an outdoor educator for middle school students in coastal Maine, she landed in Santa Barbara as a research technician in the RIVRLab and Young Lab at UCSB. As a UCSB Natural History Collections Assistant and Art & Science Research Fellow, Zoe is currently working on multiple projects at the intersection of natural history collections, plant and insect phenology, community ecology, and art.