Brittany Nelms

... vacuuming mosquitoes out of an enormous woodpile

Brittany graduated with her B.S. in Biological Science (pre-medicine) from The Master’s College.  From there she worked for the Lake County Vector Control District  for three years.  In 2009, Brittany had the opportunity to continue her education at the University of California, Davis.  She is currently a PhD Candidate in Entomology and her emphasis is in the Biology of Vectorborne Diseases.   Brittany is researching the mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus in California and trying to determine how the virus may overwinter in the mosquito populations.  She is with the Reisen Lab and Center for Vectorborne Diseases at UC Davis