Correy Hildebrand, M.S. Student

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ADVISOR:

Robin Thomson

PREVIOUS EDUCATION:

BS Biology, CBS U of Mn

HOMETOWN:

Parsonsburg/Ocean City, Md

RESEARCH TOPIC:

I will be establishing baseline data of forensic indicators present through various stages of cadaver decomposition in the Midwest region.

WHY INSECTS?

They’re incredibly beautiful and fascinating—everything about them is pretty amazing.  I’ve been hanging around the collection as either a volunteer or employee for over two years now, and I can still open any cabinet and be in absolute awe of the beauty and diversity.

WHY U OF MN?

I volunteered in the collection for the last year and a half of my undergrad and I decided I wasn’t going anywhere. Somehow, I landed exactly where I’m supposed to be.

ASPIRATIONS?

Supplementing some sort of steady work with sporadic forensic cases.

FAVORITE INSECT?

Mantids. I currently have an Indian Flower Mantis named Salad Bar.

OTHER INTERESTS/HOBBIES? 

I like tinkering with things or making things with my hands. I fixed my flat screen TV; I thought that was pretty cool.  Eating—I love food. Bad, greasy, fattening food.

COFFEE OR TEA?

Neither, thank you.