Kristine Grayson received her PhD in 2010 from the University of Virginia for her work on population dynamics and migration in salamanders. Her postdoctoral work has ranged from studying reptiles threatened by climate change in New Zealand to researching the spread of invasive forest insects in eastern North America. Her current projects range across amphibian and reptile conservation, spatial ecology of aquatic invertebrate communities, and advancing knowledge on invasive forest insects. Her insect projects examine population variation and the role of local adaptation in spread potential, as well as improving laboratory rearing methods and types of artificial diet. Dr. Grayson currently works on collaborative projects that develop mass rearing and biocontrol strategies for Emerald Ash Borer and Box Tree Moth, in addition to Lymantria dispar.