I am a PhD student under the direction of Dr. Paul Ode. I received my B.S in biology from the University of Kentucky where I discovered insects were neat little guys and therefore went to the University of Georgia for my master’s in entomology. Currently, I’m researching the tritrophic relationship involving parsnip, parsnip webworm, and its parasitoid. This system is native to Europe, but has gradually made its way to the United States, where things have started to get interesting. In this regard, I hope to explain patterns of establishment and maintenance among these trophic associations.