My name is Bryant McDowell. I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Entomology. Presently, I am continuing my education at Texas A&M University and working on a Master of Science degree in Entomology. My current research topic is to investigate the population genetics and colony breeding structure of the highly invasive Tawny Crazy Ant, Nylanderia fulva. This research will shed light on ways to improve pest management practices for these invasive arthropods.