Emily Bzdyk

Adjunct Instructor

Emily works on her insect collection

SMCM Alum , Class of 2008


I'm a graduate of the UC Davis Entomology program where I completed my masters, focusing on a taxonomic revision of the subgenus Litomegachile leaf-cutter bees with a description of a new species and key to current species. Before that, I attended St. Mary's College of Maryland, where I majored in Biology and minored in Environmental studies and Studio art. I've recently returned to my alma mater as a visiting instructor of biology. In addition to my focus in biology and entomology, I enjoy incorporating my scientific illustration and photography skills wherever I can. I occasionally share my thoughts and insect photography on my blog: http://sentimentalentomologist.blogspot.com/

Areas of Research Specialization

  • Entomology
  • Systematics
  • Biology

Areas of Teaching Specialization

  • Pollinators


  • M.S. at University of California, Davis, 2012