WCSU Biology ’18
Brittany has been a tick lab research assistant since May 2017, and this year has been creating simple, creative, and educational infographics to teach about tick bite prevention methods. You can find and download them for free here. In July 2018, she found the first confirmed Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) in the state of Connecticut and was invited to write a comprehensive journal article about its biology, ecology, and management strategies. She currently assists the summer Tick Crew and helps manage a tick-exposure study and an Asian longhorned tick surveillance study. She was recently accepted into a master's degree program in the Department of Entomology at the University of Maine, where she will begin her research assistantship in Fall 2020.