Joe's current research, under Dr. Matt O'Neal, focuses on pollinator communities and their interactions with corn and soybean crops in Iowa. Joe is currently in his last year of master's program at Iowa State University and planning on graduating in December of 2014. He is working toward a MS degree in both Sustainable Agriculture and Entomology, emphasizing sustainable production systems and international development. Prior to his time at ISU, Joe attended Luther College earning a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies. He is passionate about sustainability and environmental causes.