Jessica Van Erden joined the Entomology Department as Staff Assistant in February. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in May 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and a minor in Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining the Department of Entomology, Jessica worked for five years with UK HealthCare in the Department of Pediatrics where she provided staff support to the Divisions of Critical Care, Hospitalists, and Neonatology. Jessica is assuming many of the duties of Darlene Thorpe, who retired in January following 20 years of excellent service to the University. You can contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-257-7450 (Note the telephone number change).
By Lee Townsend, Extension Entomologist