In this Yes! Science! profile, Dr. Katrina Menard gives a talk about her work at the Sam Noble Museum in Norman, Oklahoma. She also gives a behind the scenes look of the museum’s collection of invertebrates, so this profile is more of presentation than an interview. We did film an interview, but it was decided that this video was better and not to use the other.

Dr. Katrina Menard is originally from northern Virginia and is currently the curator of recent invertebrates at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. She earned her master’s and Ph.D. in entomology from Texas A&M University and has worked in several museums, including the Smithsonian and the American Museum of Natural History. Her expertise is in true bugs (Heteroptera), and she has traveled around the world to study their diversity and relationships with plants, which many rely on for their life-cycle. She enjoys natural history in a broader sense, and sharing her love of insects with others.

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