K. Samanta Orellana ArévaloCountry of origin: Guatemala Currently in: United States, AZ General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Degrees2018 Master Biological Systems and Organisms2014 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
Current Research Activities
Biological Systems and Organisms
I am a Guatemalan Biologist and Entomologist, currently pursuing a PhD degree in Evolutionary Biology at Arizona State University. I work mainly with entomological collections, and my research is focused on studying the biodiversity, systematics and evolution of the fungus weevils (Coleoptera: Anthribidae).
Publications resulting from Research:
Yoshimoto, J., Cano, E.B. & S. Orellana (Editors). (2015). “Insectos de Guatemala: Guía de Identificación (Insects of Guatemala: Identification Guide)”. Guatemala: University of The Valley of Guatemala and The Museum of Natural History of San Carlos of Guatemala University. (Book).
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchHigher Education Study
AffiliationsThe Coleopterists SocietyEntomological Society of AmericaColegio Profesional de Farmacéuticos y Químicos de Guatemala
Other AwardsAug 2016In Region Scholarship-DAADIn Region Scholarship for Masters Studies 2016-2018, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).