Christina joined the bee lab in February 2017 to help with projects studying wild bee communities and native plant pollination in prairie reconstructions around western Minnesota. She manages logistics including hiring technicians, developing protocols, and purchasing and maintaining supplies and equipment to ensure a successful field season. She also helps lead the field crew during summer.
Christina earned a B.A. from St. Olaf College in 2012 and an M.S. in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences from Montana State University in 2014. Her master's project involved studying the invasive plant spotted knapweed and its interactions with insects, including pollinators. Christina is passionate about applying science and research to improve conservation practices.