PhD Conservation Scientist, Chicago Botanic Garden Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University
Illinois, USA, American
Krissa is a botanist with a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut. Her research focusses on plant–insect interactions and investigates the role of floral scent in mediating interactions between plants in the evening primrose family, pollinators (hawkmoths and bees) and antagonists. Krissa mentors graduate and undergraduate students and has hired over 1100 interns who participate in federal conservation projects. She is active in public policy efforts to support federal funding for science and in making evidence-based policy decisions. Her free time is spent with her two daughters and husband, and the weeds in her garden. Support Krissa’s campaign for Homeward Bound 4 here.