Senior Hannah Fenelon spent her #UWSummer studying Wisconsin’s tick population and the transmission of Lyme diseaseas a summer research fellow at UW-Madison’s Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector Borne Disease. Here, Hannah is inspecting a drag cloth for tick nymphs at Tower Hill State Park near Spring Green, Wis., on July 22. Photo by Michael P. King/UW–Madison CALS. “When I looked at schools, I really wanted one that I knew I could be involved in research... [I’m] definitely here because of the research opportunities that I would have never had a smaller school.I didn’t even know what entomology was when I came in here, honestly. I took Dr. (Susan) Paskewitz’s FIG with Dr. (Lyric) Bartholomay and it was an ‘entomology special topics,’ so we learned about vector-borne diseases and climate change affecting them. I was really human-focused when I came in and thought I was going to be a doctor. Then we learned about the One Health perspective, and I was like, ‘Wow. I really like the environment, animals and human interaction.’ And that’s when I decided global health and medical entomology could possibly be for me,” says @feni_1. Hannah, a Dousman, Wis., native, is asenior entomology and Spanish major who is also pursuing a certificate in global health.Working with Professor Paskewitz, Hannah is developing protocols and methods for displaying various tick species and life stages in resin for public education and reference by medical professionals. We’ll be sharing #UWSummer stories on Instagram all week. You can follow along and share your own story by tagging #UWSummer in your Instagram post. #CALS #MCEVBD

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