Meet Tanya Dapkey, an entomologist working on the exciting Barcode of Life project!

Tanya is an entomologist, research technician, and a mother of two, who is currently working at the University of Pennsylvania for Dr. Daniel Janzen on the exciting Barcode of Life project! She studied freshwater ecology for her Bachelors of Science degree at West Chester University and combined DNA barcoding and Macroinvertebrate sampling to assess water quality for her Master’s degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Tanya now works on cataloging the Lepidoptera and their parasitoids of the ACG, which will enable us to see the huge diversity of this planet and quantifies and gives value to the millions of species out in the world. Tanya can be contacted at