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Biological Science

Sarah Kettelkamp (she/her) is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Department of Biological Science’s Ecology and Evolution program. She was born in Peoria, IL and raised in Plant City, FL. She received her B.S. degree in Biological Science from Florida State University in December 2016 with a minor in interdisciplinary science. During her undergraduate studies, she was a member of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program and interned with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and volunteered with local wildlife groups. Sarah’s current research focuses on the genetics of sexual conflict in the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. In addition to research, she also works as a teaching assistant for the Department of Biological Science. She has taught six different courses and was nominated for an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. She also serves on the department’s Welcome Committee, which helps new graduate students navigate their first year of graduate school, served as the Ecology and Evolution Research Discussion Group’s social coordinator for two years, and was a member of the department’s Teaching Discussion Group for two years. Sarah has been involved in a variety of diversity and inclusion activities, such attending various seminars and workshops both within and outside of the university, serving on an Equity Evaluation Committee with other alumni, and engaging in interinstitutional Slack groups for connecting disabled scientists and for sharing racial equity resources.