DR. CHELSEA MIRANDA completed her PhD at the FLIES Facility in 2019. She received her BS in Entomology from Texas A&M University in 2011 and her MS in Agriculture and Environmental Science from Tarleton State University in 2014. Her master’s research examined the effects of condensed tannins in manure on green June beetle, Cotinis nitida, development. Her doctoral research focused on ephemeral resource ecology and the interaction between black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens, and house fly, Musca domestica, larvae in manure with a specific focus on nutrient recycling and bioconversion rates at different production scales. After completion of her PhD, she worked with EVO Conversion Systems, LLC until she started her postdoctoral position at FLIES. Currently, her research focuses on using insects to improve human health.