I’m a PhD student in the department of Integrative Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, working with the Gratton lab. My interests lie at the intersection of agroecology, insects, landscapes, conservation, and political ecology. I seek to produce basic and applied ecological research in the service of a more just and sustainable food system. My current work concerns the landscape ecology of conservation biological control, using lady beetles and their prey in the Wisconsin agricultural matrix as a model system to understand the spatial and temporal dynamics of this important ecosystem service.