My name is Derek A. Woller and I'm a Ph.D. student in the Song Lab. I received a B.S. in Biology with a minor in entomology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s from San Jose State University. I often refer to myself as an entomologist as that has long been my scientific focus, especially on the taxonomy and systematics side of things and I have future aspirations to become a curator or collections manager utilizing the knowledge and skills I have gained. In California I worked on asilids (robber flies), but I’m excited to begin work on an entirely different order (Orthoptera) and I’m in the midst of determining the subject of my dissertation. My wife (Elizabeth) and I have been married for over four years and we live with three cats, a dog (a Corgi named Linnaeus), and a corn snake. If you’re ever in the area, feel free to stop by the lab and I’ll give you a tour and show you some awesome insects.