Genevieve Comeau is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Entomology and Insect Science, pursuing a minor in Epidemiology. She is primarily interested in the dynamics of insect-borne disease, particularly in Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito. Her work spans a broad range of topics including dengue transmission in border populations, modeling behavioral determinants of insecticide-treated bed net use in Kenya, and blood feeding behavior of native mosquitos. Currently, her research concerns the effect of different environments on Zika virus transmission, both as a result of Zika’s rapid global spread and forecasted climate change, by investigating rates of vertical transmission at different temperatures. As a Carson Scholar, she is interested in using multimedia approaches to bridge the gap between academic research and public health policy.