Adelaide Ergastolo

Field and Laboratory Assistant:

Adelaide grew up in San Diego, California, where she developed a passion for nature. She received her B.S. in biology with a concentration in ecology from the University of San Francisco, where she focused on how precipitation and degree of divergence impact wild snapdragon populations around the San Francisco Bay Area. Adelaide continued at the University of San Francisco, receiving a M.S. in biology focusing on plant-pollinator interactions. Her thesis work allowed her to lead a team of undergraduate researchers to investigate the intersection of pollen protein content and pollinator foraging behavior. Adelaide is a bee enthusiast and has previously worked in honey bee consulting, where she learned the ins and outs of healthy beekeeping practices. She now keeps a few hobby hives in the Bay Area. After hours, Adelaide enjoys spending time maintaining a vegetable and native plant garden in her backyard.