I work as a County Extension Agent- Integrated Pest Management, covering three counties in the panhandle of Texas (Bailey, Castro and Parmer). I am a member of Dr. David Kerns lab. I began my research and course work under Dr. Kerns while he was at Louisiana State University, I followed Dr. Kerns when he accepted his current position here at Texas A&M. My research interest and focus is in row crop entomology. My thesis topic is, “Evaluation of Commercial Grain Sorghum Hybrids and Commercial insecticides for control of the Sugarcane Aphid Melanaphis sacchari.” Through my research we hope to find the most effective and economical ways to control the SCA from an integrated approach.