University of Vermont - Burlington, VT

Current Ph.D Student - Plant and Soil Science - “The role of Genomic Architecture and Epigenetics in Insecticide Resistance of the Colorado Potato Beetle”


Hampshire College - Amherst, MA

B.A. 2010, Biological Sciences and Evolutionary Biology, Sculpture


Washington State University Extension - Chimacum, WA

2010, Certificate of Sustainable Agriculture



Chen, Y. H., Gols, R., Stratton, C. A., Brevik, K. A. and Benrey, B. (2015), Complex tritrophic interactions in response to crop domestication: predictions from the wild. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 157: 40–59. doi: 10.1111/eea.12344 Special Issue associated with the 15th annual Society for Insect-Plant Interactions meeting. IF = 1.71, R = 20 out of 90

Brevik, K. Morphological characteristics of domestication: effects on ontogeny of skeletal morphology” Thesis, 2010




- Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Vermont, Current

- Research Assistant,  “Measure natural variation in the concentration of secondary compounds in nectar and pollen.” with Dr. Lynn Adler, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2013

- Farmers Market Manager, Wellesley Farmers Market, Wellesley, MA, 2012

- Praktikum, - “Convergent morphology among lacertid lizards in arid environments.”,  Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany, 2011

- FIELD Program in Sustainable Agriculture, Washington State University, Chimacum, WA, 2010

- Morphological characteristics of domestication: effects on ontogeny of skeletal morphology” - Undergraduate thesis, 2010

- Effects of domestication on coat and skin pigmentation, as part of Morphological Correlates of Tameness in Microtus ochrogaster”, - Undergraduate thesis, 2010

-  Entomology, Insect Collection and Science in China, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, China, 2008


Grants Received:

- UVM REACH Grant, “How do insect pests rapidly evolve on the Pesticide Treadmill?” with Yolanda Chen and Stephanie McKay (2015-current)

- Coppinger Fund Grant for research in animal behavior, “Morphological characteristics of domestication: effects on ontogeny of skeletal morphology.”

- Culture, Brain, and Development Grant, “Morphological Correlates of Tameness in Microtus ochrogaster

- Design, Art, and Technology Grant, “To Light A Candle is to Cast a Shadow”

- University of Massachusetts Natural History Collections Grant, Articulation of an Atlantic Dolphin Skeleton


Sculpture Exhibitions ( *solo shows)


2014 - * paperwasp. Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough, NH

2013 - ECLOSION. Art.Science.Gallery, Austin, TX

2013 - * a swarm of arthropods. The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury, VT


2013 - * paperwasp. The Works, Brattleboro, Vermont, April, 2013

                                             Keene, New Hampshire, June 2013

                     Portland, Maine, August 2013

                    Durham, New Hampshire, September 2013


Arisia Art Show, Boston, Massachusetts


2010 -  * Bones and Growth, Change and Use. Hampshire College Gallery, Amherst,   



    Arisia Art Show, Boston, Massachusetts


2006 - Gallery Nine, Port Townsend, Washington


2005 - ArtWorks Gallery, Seattle, Washington


Other Venues


2005-2009 - Pike Place Pottery, Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington


2004 - Maillemen, Port Townsend Farmers Market, Port Townsend, Washington