Ashley Jones is a faculty research assistant at the University of Maryland as a part of the Bee Informed Partnership. Before joining BIP in 2014, she received her Master’s degree in Entomology under Dr. Paula Shrewsbury at UMD. Her thesis research was on biological control of the brown marmorated stink bug. Having been raised on a farm, Ashley first became interested in insects at a very young age and has pursued learning about them ever since. Prior to her master’s studies, Ashley received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Widener University.