Silvia I. Rondon is at the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC), Department of Crop and Soil Science, at Oregon State University (OSU). Dr. Rondon received her BA and MS in Entomology at Agraria University in Lima, Peru and her PhD in Crop Science (IPM) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she worked on the influence of different cropping systems on the population dynamics of a main corn pest, the western corn rootworm. In 2002, Dr. Rondon worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she was responsible for developing an IPM program for field and greenhouse strawberry to reduce insecticide use. Since 2011, Dr. Rondon has been an Associate Professor, Extension Entomologist Specialist in Irrigated Crops at the HAREC in Hermiston, Oregon. Her areas of expertise include pest management, insect ecology, insect movement, and biological control, and her work involves various crops, such as potatoes, onions, sweet corn, tree fruits, and other high-value vegetables.