Centennial Staff Profiles
|Title||North Coast Integrated Pest Management Advisor|
|Location||UCCE Sonoma County|
|Time with ANR||1992 is when I began my tenure with UC ANR, so it's been 22 years!|
As an entomologist, I am tasked to find the best practices for managing insect pests with a minimum impact on the environment. There is no typical day—my work is seasonal, in that it varies according to the month of the year. During spring, summer and fall I conduct research trials where we drive to various locations to monitor insects. When in the office, I’m following up on calls and administrative tasks.
|Most Memorable Moment||
The challenges of every day are exhilarating. I enjoy working with my colleagues and I appreciate the support of the County and of UC IPM Directors. It feels good to serve our clientele.
|What I love Most About Working for ANR||
The most fun aspect of my job is that I am always learning. The world of insects is so vast that I am constantly observing, studying, and thinking. I like to find solutions that are effective and that growers can put to practice.
I discovered the world of insects when I became a beekeeper in my native country of Uruguay. I came to the United States to learn more about queen bee rearing, and realized that entomology is a huge discipline. I subsequently studied entomology at UC Berkeley, which exposed me to Cooperative Extension, and that exposure led to this job with UC ANR.