AMANDA TINDER is a M.S. student co-advised by Dr. Roger Gold and Dr. Jeff Tomberlin. Amanda received her B.S. in Entomology from Texas A&M University in 2013. Amanda will be exploring the nutritional ecology of the black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens L. (Diptera: Stratiomyidae). Her research will focus on how the nutritional content of black soldier fly prepupae shifts based on larval diet. Her goal is to optimize the production of black soldier fly prepupae as a means to produce an alternate protein source that can be used to supplement livestock, poultry, and aquaculture feed production in developing nations.