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2021 Fellow

Sandra Schachat

PhD Institution
Stanford University
Postdoctoral institution and lab

University of Hawaii

Sandra’s PhD involved the study of prehistoric oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, fossils, and geology to answer fundamental questions about what drove early species out of the oceans and onto the land hundreds of millions of years ago. She plans to pivot into present day behavioral ecology to investigate what drives asexual reproduction in insects. Sandra’s work will help us understand how human-driven species extinction is impacting insect reproductive behavior and its consequences for biodiversity conservation.