Brianna is an Entomology Ph.D. student studying the biological control agent Hypena opulenta against invasive swallow-wort vines. Her interest in entomology started at the University of Minnesota, where she served as a technician studying the efficacy of management tactics on corn rootworm beetles (Diabrotica spp.) to corn-rootworm-active Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt-RW) traits. Beyond entomology, she is passionate about sustainable solutions for conservation. Prior to coming to MSU, she worked for conservation organizations like the Conservation Corps, Neon Inc., and Three Rivers Park District. Foster's hometown is Green Bay, Wisconsin, and she enjoys cooking, hiking, traveling, and learning Brazilian Portuguese in her spare time.