Title: Associate Professor of Biology
Department: Natural Science
Office Location: Vermeer Science Center 223
B.S. from Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile
Ph.D. from University of Iowa
evolution; native bee biology and conservation; diversity, equity and inclusion
Paulina Mena earned her undergraduate degree in biology at the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. She later completed a Ph.D. at the University of Iowa, with an emphasis on molecular evolution. Her research program now is centered on the biology and conservation of native bees.