Featured entomology undergraduate student Lidia Komondy

Undergraduate student Lidia Komondy shares her best experiences with entomology and why she thinks honey bees are cute.

Name: Lidia Komondy

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Future study or career plans: Obtain a PhD in some form of entomological or ecological field of research.

What is the best selling point about an entomology major that you would like others to know? For entomologists, there are a variety of different jobs to get involved with. The opportunities are endless, and depending on the career path you decide to take, it can have serious implications for the environment, economy, public health, etc.

What has been your best experience with entomology? Presenting research at the annual Entomological Society of America conference, and meeting other entomologists who study different fields of entomology.

What is your favorite insect? My favorite insects are honey bees. They are so cute, they pollinate our food, they produce honey and have the remarkable capacity to learn and remember things like locations and distances!

Do you have advice for anyone interested in an entomology major? Take Fundamentals of Entomology (ENT404) with Dr. Chris DiFonzo. I guarantee you’ll fall in love with entomology and change your major within weeks!

What is your favorite activity/way to spend your time outside of Entomology? I enjoy hiking, traveling, reading, and in the winter I enjoy snowboarding. I also love playing with my pet rabbit.

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