K. Samanta Orellana ArévaloCountry of origin: Guatemala Currently in: United States, AZ General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Degrees2018 Master Biological Systems and Organisms2014 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
Current Research Activities
Biological Systems and Organisms
I am a Guatemalan Biologist and Entomologist. Currently, I am an Evolutionary Biology PhD Student and a Graduate Research Assistant in the Franz Lab of Insect Systematics and Evolution, Arizona State University. My current research is focused on resolving the higher-level systematics of the fungus weevils (Coleoptera: Anthribidae) and studying the biodiversity of weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) in Northern Mexico.
Publications resulting from Research:
Yoshimoto, J., Cano, E.B. & S. Orellana (Editors). (2015). “Insectos de Guatemala: Guía de Identificación (Insects of Guatemala: Identification Guide)”. Guatemala: University of The Valley of Guatemala and The Museum of Natural History of San Carlos of Guatemala University. (Book).
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchHigher Education Study
AffiliationsThe Coleopterists SocietyEntomological Society of AmericaColegio Profesional de Farmacéuticos y Químicos de Guatemala
Other AwardsAug 2016In Region Scholarship-DAADIn Region Scholarship for Masters Studies 2016-2018, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).