Helen Hull-Sanders

Richmond, VA, US
Field of Work 
Agriculture, Botany, and Plant Science
 
Government
Company 
US Department of Agriculture - Plant Protection and Quarantine
Job Title or "Student" 
Senior Biologist
Education 
Auburn University
Degree 
Entomology
Education Level 
PhD
Profile Biography 
I’m Helen. I am a plant-insect interaction ecologist with publications on the evolution of invasive species. I’ve chased leaf-cutting ants in a Panamanian rain forest. I’ve taught biology, medical entomology, insect ecology, and statistics in colleges and learned that I hate grading papers but love teaching. I spent two years in China and turned down an offer to be a Chinese citizen to study the Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huang Long Bing citrus greening disease. I was under contract with APHIS-PPQ working at the Otis quarantine lab on Cape Cod, MA with Asian Longhorned Beetles and Emerald Ash borer. I've worked at the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs as a pesticide efficacy reviewer and a pesticide registration specialist for both conventional and bio-pesticides. Currently I am a USDA-EPA liaison for pesticide compliance. I am just a scientist.
Interests 
Writing/blogging, Working outdoors, Pets, Reading, Travel, Other
Race & Ethnicity 
White
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, Field trip participation, In-school visit, Job shadow, Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I am a new Role Model.
Availability 
Evenings, Weekends
Resources 
Career exploration activities, Fun demonstrations or materials, Online Mentoring (email or Skype)
Program Affiliation 
Federal Employee
Other Interests 
gardening
Federal Employee Bureau/Department 
USDA

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