I am a new PhD student at CEES from 1 September 2021. I will work with the Undheim group with a project on evolutionary genetics and the evolution of ant venoms. Combining methods within genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics with physiological and population genetics modelling, I will try to figure out why some species of ants harbour hyperdiverse venoms. I finished my master’s in Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity from the University of Bergen in 2019. The subject of my thesis was on sexual selection in a monogamous bark beetle species (Dactylotrypes longicollis) native to the Canary Islands. I was particularly interested in the outcome of mate choice experiments, and its implications for the evolution of sexual size dimorphisms. I have a several fields of interests besides evolutionary biology, such as entomology, tropical ecology and ethnobotany, amongst others.