The newest member to join the StopPests team is bringing her experience with horticulture and insect and plant problems to another corner where pests lurk: affordable housing.
Susannah Reese has joined the StopPests in Housing Program in the Northeastern IPM Center at Cornell University. As a consultant and trainer, Susannah will work one-on-one with affordable housing providers across the U.S. to guide their transition to integrated pest management (IPM) programs. In the month of May, Susannah will be sharing housing-specific pest management information and details about how StopPests works with client partners in housing to establish IPM programs. Follow her efforts on social media sites Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the StopPests IPM in Multifamily Housing Blog.
Before coming to the Northeastern IPM Center, Susannah served as a county extension educator in Upstate New York for 13 years. She provided oversight and training for master gardener volunteers and managed a diagnostic service for insect and plant problems in her county. Susannah holds a B.A. in anthropology from SUNY Geneseo and an M.S. in natural resource management from Slippery Rock University. She brings a wealth of knowledge about addressing the human and environmental factors in managing pests.
“I have a personal interest in entomology and education,” Reese said. “I look forward to serving as a resource for pest management professionals and property managers as they adopt IPM in affordable housing.”
When not at work, Reese enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, particularly skiing during long winters and cycling in the other seasons.