My name is Casey Parker and I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida. I am currently wrapping up my Ph.D. and my research has focused on insecticide resistance, vector competency, and the efficacy of various communication strategies.

I enjoy public speaking and sharing my enthusiasm for insects and research with students, researchers, the community… well, just about anyone who is interested! Some of my favorite experiences public speaking include:

Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy in Entomology, Anticipated Graduation May 2020
University of Florida: Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory
“Dynamics of insecticide susceptibility status in Florida Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse) populations and evaluation of mosquito education campaigns.”
Advisors: Dr. C. Roxanne Connelly and Dr. Blair Siegfried

Master of Public Health, August 2019
University of Florida: College of Public Health and Health Professions
Advisor: Dr. Cindy Prins

Master of Science in Entomology, August 2016
University of Florida: Urban Entomology Laboratory
“Surveillance and control of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus with a novel lethal ovitrap”
Advisor: Dr. Philip Koehler

Bachelor of Science in Entomology, May 2014
University of Florida
Minor in Leadership