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2006 Annual Report

UC Statewide IPM Program
HIGHLIGHTS

Karey Windbiel-Rojas
Karey Windbiel-Rojas, urban IPM educator.

Educator to spread message about urban integrated pest management

More than half of all pesticide use in California is in urban environments, necessitating the need to educate the public about pesticide use. That’s why the UC IPM Program has hired a new urban IPM educator, Karey Windbiel-Rojas.

Windbiel-Rojas has a bachelor’s degree in biology from CalPoly in San Luis Obispo and a master’s degree in integrated pest management from UC Davis.

In this new position, she will coordinate urban outreach activities with UC Cooperative Extension master gardener programs, public agencies, nongovernment organizations, and others involved in urban pest management throughout California. A big part of the job is to organize and implement train-the-trainer programs, work with experts to develop outreach and educational materials, and find innovative ways to inform people about integrated pest management.

Karey Windbiel-Rojas
Kimberlee Watson, photo librarian and administrative assistant.

New administrative assistant for UC IPM Education & Publications

Kimberlee Watson is the new photo librarian and administrative assistant for UC IPM Education & Publications.

Previously, she was an administrative assistant for the UC Davis Police Department. Prior to that, she worked for Baker-Hughes, an oilfield service company in Houston, Texas where she provided software and online technical support, database management, and training as a geotechnician. She has a bachelor’s degree in geology from UC Davis.

Karey Windbiel-Rojas
Fernanda Rosa, Web production specialist.

New Web production specialist for UC IPM

Fernanda Rosa is UC IPM’s new Web production specialist. She prepares Web pages for publication and updates Web content.

Rosa has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Methodist University in São Paulo, Brazil. As a journalist in Brazil, she worked as a radio show writer and presenter, a correspondent for different communication vehicles, and a content manager for the Web site of a television cable channel dedicated to agriculture. She also worked as a freelance Web designer.

 

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