Caroline Pitts

Caroline Pitts

Caroline Pitts is a 2022 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a double-major in Biological Sciences and English, and she plans to earn her Master's of Public Health. Caroline has been a member of the Achee-Grieco Laboratory since Fall 2019 and joined the REDI-NET program in Spring 2021. Within the REDI-NET program, Caroline developed comprehensive reports on the potential biohazards in Belize and Florida, and she works on tick imaging and identification on the Vectech IDX, tick sample processing, and gDNA sequence analysis. Caroline is also using REDI-NET standard operating procedures to identify pathogens of human interest in tick samples collected in the Corozal and Orange Walk Districts in Belize by the Belize Vector and Ecology Center (BVEC).