About me

Duennes_SacBee_RandallBentonWelcome to my website! I am a USDA NIFA ELI Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Dr. Hollis Woodard at the University of California, Riverside studying bumblebee nutritional ecology and conservation genomics. I am also a 2016-2018 Science Policy Fellow for the Entomological Society of America.


In August 2018, I’ll be the newest Assistant Professor of Biology at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

For more information about my postdoctoral and dissertation projects, see my Research Page.

You can follow me on Twitter, too!



I am also a skater for the IE Derby Divas (formerly for the Twin City Derby Girls). The roller derby community knows me as Polly Nator.

Photo by Randall Benton ©The Sacramento Bee.

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