Congratulations on the successful PhD defense and welcome as post-doctoral researcher! Kellee’s PhD Research was focuswed on the biological control of the Asian Citrus Psyllid, vector of the devastating Citrus Greening pathogen. During her graduate program, Kellee published two first-author papers “The Detection and Surveillance of Asian Citrus Psyllid (Diaphorinacitri)—Associated Viruses in Florida Citrus Groves” and “Partial Genome Sequence of a Novel Reo-Like Virus Detected in Asian Citrus Psyllid (Diaphorinacitri) Populations from Florida Citrus Groves”.
Additionally, Kellee was the Teaching Assistant for
the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC) journal club, and continues this responsibility today as a post-doctoral research ass
ociate. Kellee held several significant leadership roles during her graduate program, including being President and Vice President of the Graduate Student Organization at SWFREC from August 2018 to May 2020, and Graduate Student Representative of SWFREC during the same time.