As a Faculty Research Assistant, Heather Eversole is a part of the Bee Diagnostic team located at the University of Maryland, College Park. She processes samples for the Bee Informed Partnership and APHIS National Honey Bee Survey, primarily seeking out the parasitic mite, Varroa. She wears many hats including generating reports, managing lab functions as well as assisting undergraduates with honey bee related projects. Prior to her honey bee research interests, she took part in submerged aquatic vegetation research projects located on the Chesapeake Bay as well as field work involving mangroves in Belize and Florida. She received her bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Maryland.