I am a 4th year PhD in Drs. Medina and Zhu-Salzman labs. I study sugarcane aphids (SCA), specifically their interactions with tawny crazy ants and Aphelinus nigritus parasitoids. SCA is an economically important pest of grain sorghum, and it is pertinent to uncover methods to control this aphid. I hope to learn all I can about SCAs during my PhD.