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Maria Gonzalez

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Schal Lab

Research Interests

My current research aims to understand insecticide resistance in bed bugs and the German cockroach to improve urban pest management. I am also interested in the effect of ectoparasites on humans and animals. Overall, my goal as an urban entomologist is to make pests control sustainable and available to everyone with the purpose of further improve the quality of life. I completed a bachelor’s degree in Agronomy in Crop Protection at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus and a master’s degree in Agricultural biology with a focus on Entomology at New Mexico State University. During my free time, she is a makeup artist and I also enjoy, dancing, running, playing piano, and sketching.