Chris is finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Instrumental Music Education at Kansas State University. In the lab, Chris assists with various graduate student projects, including Alice Harris’ work with Dectes texanus and Ryan Schmid’s work with the Hessian fly. Some projects have included collecting Dectes samples from soybean fields across Kansas, examining soybean stalks for signs of infestation, and bee identification. Working in the lab has greatly expanded Chris’ knowledge of insects and how they can affect plant life. Upon graduating in May, he plans to pursue his Master’s degree in French Horn Performance, with the end goal of becoming a university professor and professional performer.