Tracy Leskey, Ph.D., a 1990 Wilson College graduate and expert in brown marmorated stink bugs, appeared recently on the popular National Public Radio (NPR) news program, "All Things Considered." Listen to the seven-minute segment by visiting this link.
Leskey was invited onto the show to discuss the proliferation of the pests, which have invaded 40 states and the District of Columbia and have caused widespread damage to crops, especially fruit.
The British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) also recently interviewed Leskey for both radio and television coverage of stink bugs.
A research entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Leskey and fellow scientists are working on ways to control the stink bugs, which are native to Asia and first made their way to the United States in the late 1990s.
Leskey, who is credited with discovering the first stink bug in Maryland in 2003, is a leading authority on the brown marmorated stink bug and has been interviewed by a variety of national media, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun and NPR.
Leskey earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Wilson College, where she currently serves on the Board of Trustees.