Meet TPI

We are a diverse group of scientists with diverse interests, all aligning with pollinator conservation and community education!

Current team members

Nick Dorian website
Bee Campus USA Committee Chair
PhD Student, Biology Department
Favorite pollinator: Patagonian bumble bee (Bombus dahlbomii)


Elizabeth Crone lab website
Professor, Biology Department
Favorite pollinator: cellophane bee (Colletes inaequalis)




George Ellmore
Associate Professor, Biology Department





Sylvie Finn
PhD Student, Biology Department
Favorite pollinator: small carpenter bees (Ceratina spp.)



James Michielini
PhD Student, Biology Department
Favorite pollinator: pipevine swallowtail (Battus philenor)



Atticus Murphy
PhD Student, Biology Department
Favorite pollinator: bumble bees (Bombus spp.)




Genevieve Pugesek
PhD Student, Biology Department
Favorite pollinator: metallic green sweat bee (Agapostemon spp.)




Jessie Thuma
PhD Student, Biology Department
Favorite pollinator: Arctic bumble bee (Bombus polaris)




Isaac Weinberg
PhD Student, Biology Department
Favorite pollinator: bats




Bridget Re
PhD Student, Biology Department
Favorite pollinator: purple-throated woodstar (Calliphox mitchellii)



Collin Edwards
Post-doc, Biology Department
Favorite pollinator: cuckoo wasp (Chrysididae)



Maria Ostapovich
Masters student, Biology
Favorite pollinator: blue morpho (Morpho peleides)



Leslie Spencer
Undergraduate, Biology Major
Favorite pollinator: orchid bees (Euglossini)




Karen Dooley
Undergraduate, Biology Major
Favorite pollinators: monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) and Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna)



Alexandra Wolf
Undergraduate, Biology Major
Favorite pollinator: Baltimore checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton)

Past team members


Natalie Kerr website
Postdoctoral Researcher, Duke University




Max McCarthy
PhD Student, Rutgers University





Rachael Bonoan website
Assistant Professor, Providence College