Hola! Welcome to my site!
I was born and raised in Puerto Rico by my mother, dad and grandparents who taught me the value of family and, encouraged me to conserve the natural resources from a very young age. During those early years, when I barely could write my name Darsy with the "s" facing to the correct direction, I started to be curious of why some Saturdays when going grocery shopping with my mom, the avocado or cilantro was more expensive than the previous Saturday! I later understood the economic value of things, including these two bunches of cilantro for $5.99/lb -----> and how insect damage in crops and plants could influence the cost of everything we eat.
Actually, I am an entomologist, a scientist who study insects! I am also a PhD student in the Department of Entomology at the University of Maryland. While having fun with my PhD research, I like to participate in STEM-related activities with communities, organizations and schools in Maryland and Puerto Rico. Sharing scientific information with others is helpful to clarify daily life questions. I enjoy writing articles for Extension en Español- University of Maryland to make accessible information of gardening, natural enemies and pest control to the Hispanic community in Maryland.