H.B.S., Environmental Sciences

Nicole is currently working as an agricultural science writer for Washington State University, as well as a biological science technician at the Oregon State Honey Bee Lab. This fall, she will begin her Masters in Horticulture right here at OSU. After grad school, she plans to move abroad for a couple of years to work in pollinator research. In the future, she hopes to work for a program similar to OSU Extension to integrate her interests in pollinators, communication, and outreach. Nicole hopes to raise awareness about issues facing native bees and make solutions more accessible to all.

Thesis: Wildfire Severity Has a Minimal Influence on Pollen Diversity Used by Developing Mason Bees (Osmia lignaria) in Mixed Conifer Forest