Justin received his M.S. in Biology through the B.S./M.S. program. His thesis project observed the trends in pollinator diversity in San Diego’s vernal pool ecosystems. His work specifically examined the pollinator assemblage of the San Diego Mesa Mint (Pogogyne abramsii). He began working in the Holway lab as an undergraduate, when he assisted James Hung in sampling and curating native bees.
Justin is interested in the conservation and study of arthropod diversity. He hopes to continue to study these interesting and widely diverse organisms throughout his graduate career. In 2014, he continued his education by joining a lab studying crustacean systematics at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.