Hi, I'm Jen Schlauch!
I graduated from UT Austin with a B.S. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, class of '19, where I researched Polistes wasp gut microbiomes and Pheidole ant parasitoids. I spent most of my time at UT in lab or at the Insect Collection. Currently, I am at a biological station on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, conducting a research project on the ants, bees, and wasps of the rainforest canopy :)
I'm interested in symbioses, hymenoptera, pollinator networks, scicomm, conservation, southwest ecology, and bird communities. I plan on going to grad school after improving my skills as a researcher, artist, and communicator.