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Stephanie Dole

Stephanie A. Dole, Ph.D. has been educating the public about insects since 1997. She has extensive experience as a scientist, educator, and researcher. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Entomology from University of California, Davis, and her Ph.D. in Entomology from Michigan State University. The National Science Foundation funded her Ph.D. dissertation research on the diversity of tropical bark beetles, which included the description of 5 previously unknown beetle species, and one new genus. She has taught at Texas A&M University (General and Aquatic Entomology Laboratories), University of San Francisco (Biology of Insects), and CuriOdyssey museum (Pre-K Science Together classes). She has given presentations on insects to the public at University of California Davis, Texas A&M University, Michigan State University’s Bug House, Michigan and California public schools, Filoli Gardens, CuriOdyssey museum, Bee Keepers Guild of San Mateo County, and California Academy of Sciences. She has extensive field experience collecting and studying insects in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Guyana, Thailand, the Sonoran Desert, the Sierra Nevada, and throughout California.