DR. CASEY A. FLINT is a Research Associate with the F.L.I.E.S. Facility at Texas A&M University. She received her Ph.D. in entomology and a B.S. in Forensic & Investigative Sciences and Sociology from Texas A&M University. During her PhD, she studied how microbes impact vertebrate decomposition, determining their influence on volatile organic compound production, insect attraction, and oviposition. Casey’s postdoctoral research focused on using black soldier flies to digest organic waste and the subsequent impact on greenhouse gas emissions. Casey’s main research interest is decomposition ecology, with emphasis on nutrient recycling, waste management, and forensic applications.