AgCenter scientist elected president of mosquito association

(11/13/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU AgCenter entomologist Kristen Healy has become only the fourth female to ever be president of the American Mosquito Control Association.

Though the names says American, Healy said the association is actually international in scope.

“The mission of the American Mosquito Control Association is to provide leadership, information and education leading to the enhancement of health and quality of life through the suppression of mosquitoes and other vector-transmitted diseases,” she said.

The organization, which started in 1935, has members around the globe, with the majority in the United States.

“On average, there are roughly 50 to 100 members per state,” she said. “The membership is governed by a board of 15 members that are elected by the membership.”

Healy will begin serving as vice president in March 2021 and move on to a year as president in 2022.

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11/13/2020 8:36:24 PM
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