Pitts Presented at 2022 ESC CSEE Joint Meeting

Author: Maria Dahn

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Caroline Pitts represented REDI-NET well at the 2022 ESA/CSEE Joint Annual Meeting in Montreal during her first professional conference presentation. The audience was engaging with many great questions following the presentation focusing on Belize and the REDI-NET modeling. Caroline graduated from the University of Notre Dame in May 2022 with a double-major in Biological Sciences and English and has worked on REDI-NET since February 2021. She will continue her academic career pursuing her Master's of Public Health in Dublin this Fall. Within the REDI-NET program, Caroline developed comprehensive reports on the potential biohazards in Belize and Florida, and worked on tick imaging and tick species identification, tick sample processing, and gDNA sequence analysis. Caroline also used REDI-NET standard operating procedures to identify pathogens of human interest in tick samples collected in the Corozal and Orange Walk Districts in Belize.