Kayla is a PhD candidate working in Dr. Greenlee’s lab at North Dakota State University. Currently she works on how stress impacts the reproduction of Megachile rotundata the alfalfa leafcutting bee. She is specifically interested in how cold temperatures and flower availability impact reproduction. Her favorite part of the job is the problem solving that comes along with field experiments.
Kayla new she wanted to be a scientist after taking General Biology I as an undergraduate. She discovered her love for field work after taking Field Entomology. Her dream project would be to study the relationship between latitude and environment type on reproduction. If she wasn’t going to be a scientist she would own a small farm with sheep and goats and work towards being a writer.
Written by: Elisabeth Wilson