DR. JENNIFER RHINESMITH-CARRANZA is a Research Associate in the FLIES Facility. She completed her PhD in Entomology at Texas A&M University in 2022. Her research explored the inter- and intraspecific effects of two primary carrion colonizers, Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) and Nicrophorus vespilloides (Coleoptera: Silphidae), on carrion volatiles and insect attraction. Her research interests include behavioral and decomposition ecology, public health entomology, and forensic applications of entomological research. She also has a vested interest in student development, pedagogy, and strengthening relationships and education between forensic entomologists and other forensic professionals including local, state, and federal law enforcement. Dr. Rhinesmith-Carranza is a certified Technician with the American Board of Forensic Entomology (ABFE) and currently serves as the Technician representative on the ABFE Executive Committee, where she continues to advocate for strong partnerships with forensic practitioners to improve the quality of evidence collected and processed for forensic entomology assessments. In addition to her laboratory and forensic endeavors, Dr. Rhinesmith-Carranza serves as the Director of Academic Advising for the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.