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EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, 2009–current
Advisor: Dr. Kipling W. Will

University of New Mexico
Master of Science, Department of Biology, 2007–2009
Advisor: Dr. Kelly B. Miller

University of Florida
Bachelor of Science, Department of Zoology, 2006

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

2014-2015 Berkeley Connect Fellowship
2014 First Place Graduate Student Oral Presentation Competition, Entomological Society of America Meeting, Portland, OR
2013 Second Place Graduate Student Oral Presentation Competition, Entomological Society of America Meeting, Austin, TX
2012-2013 National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellowship, “Exploring California Biodiversity”
2012 First Place in Poster Competition, Graduate Research Symposium, Berkeley
2011-2012 National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellowship, “Exploring California Biodiversity”
2009 First Place in M.S. Student Oral Presentation Competition, Southwestern Branch of the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Stillwater, OK

RESEARCH GRANTS

2013 NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (K.W.Will, PI) Dissertation Research: Systematics & Diversification of the Aderidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea): Elucidating the Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism
2013 Society of Systematic Biologists MiniARTS Award
2013 Linnaean Society & Systematics Association, Systematics Research Fund
2013 Tanada Graduate Award for Entomology, University of California, Berkeley
2012 Steven Suoja Graduate Award for Entomology, University of California, Berkeley
2012 Entomological Society of America SysEB Student Travel Award
2011 Ernst Mayr Travel Grant in Animal Systematics, Museum of Comparative Zoology
2011 Graduate Assembly Travel Grant, University of California, Berkeley
2011 Society of Systematic Biologists Graduate Research Award
2011 Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grant, American Museum of Natural History
2011 Sigma Xi Grant, University of California, Berkeley Chapter
2010, 2011, 2012 Margaret C. Walker Fund for Systematic Entomology, University of California, Berkeley
2010, 2011 Graduate Division Summer Research Grant, University of California, Berkeley
2009 Entomological Student Organization Travel Award, University of California, Berkeley
2009 Grove Research Scholarship, University of New Mexico, Department of Biology
2009 Graduate and Professional Student Research Grant, University of New Mexico

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Phylogenetics
2014 Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, Berkeley

General Entomology
2013 Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, Berkeley

GK–12 Outdoor Education Program, “Exploring California Biodiversity”
2011-2013 5th Grade Instructor, University of California, Berkeley

Evolution, Ecology, & Plant Diversity
2010 Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, Berkeley

Molecular & Cell Biology
2008 Graduate Student Instructor, University of New Mexico

Entomology
2008 Graduate Student Instructor, University of New Mexico

Molecular & Cell Biology
2007 Graduate Student Instructor, University of New Mexico

PRESENTATIONS

“Evolution of sexual dimorphism within puppet beetles (Coleoptera: Aderidae)”, Evolution, Raleigh, NC (June 23, 2014), Grzymala, T.L.

“Molecular Systematics of the Puppet Beetles (Coleoptera: Aderidae): Towards the First Phylogenetic Classification for the Family”, Student Competition Presentation, Section SysEB, Entomological Society of America, Austin, TX (Nov. 11, 2013), Grzymala, T.L.

“The Phylogenetic Signal of Metafemoral Hairs in the Aderidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea)”, Student Poster, The Willi Hennig Society Annual Meeting, Riverside, CA (June 24, 2012), Grzymala, T.L.

“Preliminary Systematics of the Ant-Like Leaf Beetles (Tenebrionoidea: Aderidae) and the Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism”, Student Competition Presentation, Section SysEB, Entomological Society of America, Reno, NV (Nov. 14, 2011), Grzymala, T.L.

“Mean, Mimetic, Killing Machines: The Evolution of a Unique Beetle Predator”, Berkeley Natural History Museum East Bay Science Café, Berkeley, CA (August 4, 2010). Invited Talk. Grzymala, T.L.

Elytroleptus Dugés (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae): The Mean, Mimetic, Killing Machines”, Cerambycidae Worker’s Symposium, Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN (December 15, 2009). Invited Talk. Grzymala, T.L. & Miller, K.B.

Elytroleptus Dugés (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae): The Mean, Mimetic, Killing Machines”, Pacific Coast Entomological Society Meeting, University of California, Davis, CA (October 16, 2009). Invited Talk. Grzymala, T.L. & Miller, K.B.

“Taxonomic Revision and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Genus Elytroleptus Dugés (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Trachyderini)”, Thesis Defense, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (June 24, 2009). Grzymala, T.L.

Elytroleptus Dugés (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae): The Mean, Mimetic, Killing Machines”, Student Competition Oral Presentation, Department of Biology 2009 Research Day, Albuquerque, NM (April 10, 2009) Grzymala, T.L. & Miller, K.B.

“Preliminary Morphological Analysis for Systematic Revision of the Longhorned Beetle Genus Elytroleptus Dugés (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Trachyderini)”, Student Competition Presentation; Southwestern Branch of the Entomological Society of America, Stillwater, OK (Feb. 24, 2009). Grzymala, T.L. & Miller, K.B.

“Preliminary Morphological Analysis for Systematic Revision of the Longhorned Beetle Genus Elytroleptus Dugés (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Trachyderini)”, Student Competition Presentation; Section SysEB Entomological Society of America, Reno, NV (Nov. 17, 2008). Grzymala, T.L. & Miller, K.B.

“Preliminary Morphological Findings for Revision of the Longhorn Beetle Genus Elytroleptus Dugés (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae)”, Student Competition Poster, Department of Biology 2008 Research Day, Albuquerque, NM. Grzymala, T.L. & Miller, K.B.

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