Rachael E. Bonoan

Rachael E. Bonoan is her second year as a graduate student in the Ecology, Evolution and Behavior program at Tufts University. As an undergraduate, she studied the evolution of avian cognition at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and nutritional resource allocation strategies in sulfur butterflies as part of the NSF REU Program at Tufts University. As a graduate student, she worked with a Tufts undergraduate to study heat dissipation within honey bee hives following localized heat stress. She has also conducted pilot studies investigating micronutrient preferences in foraging honey bees, mentoring three more undergraduates during the project. After finishing her Ph.D. at Tufts University, she plans on continuing her research and stay in academia. She is passionate about extending my research outside of academia and making it accessible to young scientists as well as the general public.

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Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc.
Molly Sausaman, Executive Director
E-mail | 404-760-2875
3525 Piedmont Road, Building Five, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30305