Cofrin Center for Biodiversity Hosts Open House to Meet New Director, Dr. Mandy Banet

The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity (CCB ) welcomes you to attend an Open House to meet the CCB’s new Director, Dr. Mandy Banet. The Open House will be on September 20th, 2023 from 2:30-5:30pm in the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, located in room 212 of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided. We ask that you RSVP to by September 6, 2023.

About Mandy: Mandy Banet (she/her/hers) became the Director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity (CCB) in June 2023. She provides support and direction for all the Center’s activities. Prior to joining the CCB, Mandy was a tenured associate professor at California State University, Chico where she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in ecology, ran a research program focused on conservation biology and ecophysiology, acted as the monitoring lead for a multi-agency collaborative habitat restoration project on the Sacramento River, and worked closely with the director and staff of the university’s ecological reserves. She has a B.A. in Biology from Indiana University, Bloomington and a Ph.D. in Biology with specialization in ecology, evolution, and organismal biology from University of California, Riverside. She has held postdoctoral positions at Florida International University and the University of British Columbia.

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