My name is Brittny Jones and I am from Memphis, Tennessee. I received my B.S. and M.S. in biology at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. I am now a PhD candidate here at TAMU, and my advisor is Dr. Jeffery Tomberlin in the FLIES Facility. My research investigates the impact of larval competition on life history traits and mating success of black soldier flies. My research interests are black soldier flies, waste management using insects, and the use of insects for mass rearing.