Karl Magnacca has an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. from Cornell. He is an entomologist with the Oʻahu Army Natural Resources Program, conducts research as a research associate at Bishop Museum and provides scientific consulting services. He grew up in New England, and developed an interest in insects at an early age. Since coming to Hawaiʻi in 1994, Karl has worked on a wide variety of projects including surveying, monitoring and managing endangered Drosophila flies, Hylaeus bees, and Megalagrion damselflies. He also has expertise in the biodiversity and taxonomy of native and non-native insects across native and non-native habitats in Hawaiʻi. We are looking forward to adding Karlʻs native species expertise and interest to our board.