Education

PhD Candidate in Ecology & Evolution
Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
2017 – Present

Bachelor’s of Science in Biological Science
Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
2014 – 2016


Research Experience

PhD Work
Florida State University, Department of Biological Science
2017 – Present

Work with Dr. Joseph Travis on the genetics of female resistance to male harm in Drosophila melanogaster.

Research Volunteer
Florida State University, Department of Biological Science
2016 – 2017

Work with Dr. David Houle on artifical selection on multiple traits in Drosophila melanogaster, and with Dr. Kimberly Hughes on the quantitative genetics of mating behavior and the effects of social environment in sailfin mollies.

Research Assistant
Florida State University, Department of Biological Science
2015

Work with Dr. Emily DuVal on mating behavior and cooperation in lance-tailed manakins.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
Florida State University, Department of Chemistry
2014 – 2015

Work with Dr. Wei Yang on the evaluation of potential energy surfaces in small molecule solvation.


Internships & Work Experience

Teaching Assistant
Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
2018 – Present

Intern
Gopher Tortoise Program, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
2016

Pet Care Associate
PetSmart
2014 – 2016


Honors & Awards

Ben and Karen Thrower Award in Biological Science
Florida State University, Department of Biological Science
2020

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award Nominee
Florida State University, Program for Instructional Excellence
2019

Presidential Scholarship Finalist
Florida State University
2014

Freshman Scholarship Recipient
Florida State University
2014

Bright Futures Academic Scholarship Recipient
2014


Leadership & Invited Positions

Social Media Coordinator
Florida State University, The Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Teaching Organization
Spring 2021 – Present

Invited Moderator
62nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Disability in Science Networking Session
Spring 2021

Social Coordinator
Florida State University, Ecology & Evolution Research Discussion Group
Fall 2018 – Summer 2020


Conferences & Symposiums

STEM21 Virtual Conference
National Science Teaching Association
Summer 2021, Attendee

Black in X Virtual Inaugural Conference
Black in X Network
Summer 2021, Attendee

Virtual Evolution 2021 Conference
Society for the Study of Evolution + The American Society of Naturalists + The Society of Systematic Biologists
Summer 2021, Attendee & Conduct Moderator

21st Annual Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium
Florida State University, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
Spring 2021, Attendee

62nd Annual Drosophila Research Virtual Conference
Genetics Society of America
Spring 2021, Attendee & Session Moderator

3rd Annual Fall Symposium on Diversity & Inclusion in Research & Teaching: Diversity & Inclusion in Times of Crisis
Florida State University, The Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Teaching Organization
Fall 2020, Attendee

Evolution 2020 Conference (cancelled due to COVID-19)
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
The Society for the Study of Evolution + The American Society of Naturalists + The Society of Systematic Biologists
Attendee & Presenter

20th Annual Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium
Florida State University, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
Spring 2020, Attendee & Co-author

Evolution 2019 Conference
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
The Society for the Study of Evolution + The American Society of Naturalists + The Society of Systematic Biologists
Summer 2019, Attendee

19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Florida State University, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
Spring 2019, Co-author

15th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Florida State University, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
Spring 2015, Attendee, Presenter, & Co-author


Workshops & Training

Supporting Student Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity Through Campus Organizations Workshop
Florida State University, Program for Instructional Excellence
2021

Mental Health First Aid Training
Florida State University + Apalachee Center + Mental Health First Aid USA
2021

Bridging Cultures IV Training
Florida State University, Center for Global Engagement
2021

Bridging Cultures III Training
Florida State University, Center for Global Engagement
2021

Bridging Cultures II Training
Florida State University, Center for Global Engagement
2021

Diversity Statements Workshop
Florida State University, The Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Teaching Organization
2021

Let’s Explore Universal Design Workshop
Florida State University, Program for Instructional Excellence
2021

Bridging Cultures I Training
Florida State University, Center for Global Engagement
2021

Strategies & Skills for Adapting Workshop
Florida State University, The Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Teaching Organization
2021

Mentoring Up Training
Learning with Jasmin
2021

Motivation, Identity, & Representation Workshop
Florida State University, The Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Teaching Organization
2021

Equity, Inclusion, and Textbook Affordability Workshop
Florida State University; Biological Science Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee + Teaching Discussion Group + Program for Instructional Excellence
2021

Antiracism in Course Content Workshop
Florida State University, The Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Teaching Organization
2021

How to Best Support Our Diverse Students Workshop
Florida State University, Center for the Advancement of Teaching
2021

Allies & Safe Zones 101 Training
Florida State University, Allies & Safe Zones
2020

Online Assessment: Exploring the Intricacies of Proctored Testing and Alternatives Workshop
Florida State University, Program for Instructional Excellence
2020

Hazardous Waste Management Training
Florida State University
2020

Appreciating Student Diversity & Creating an Equitable and Inclusive Classroom
Florida State University, Program for Instructional Excellence + Biological Science Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee + Teaching Discussion Group
2020

Making Learning Inclusive with Universal Design Workshop
Florida State University, Program for Instructional Excellence
2020

Appreciating Student Diversity & Creating an Equitable Classroom Plenary Session
Florida State University, Program for Instructional Excellence
2020

Inclusive & Equitable Teaching Plenary Session
Florida State University, Program for Instructional Excellence
2020

Online Course Design Virtual Boot-Camp
Florida State University, Program for Instructional Excellence
2020

Educational Media for Online Learning Workshop
Florida State University, Program for Instructional Excellence
2020

Engaging Students in the Online Classroom Workshop
Florida State University, Program for Instructional Excellence
2020

Identifying Diversity, Practicing Inclusion Workshop
Florida State University, The Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Teaching Organization
2020

Leading Classroom Discussions Workshop
Florida State University, Program for Instructional Excellence
2020

Supporting Students Through Transitions Workshop
Florida State University, The Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Teaching Organization
2020

Implicit Bias Workshop
Florida State University, The Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Teaching Organization
2019

How to Create a Teaching Portfolio Workshop
Florida State University, Program for Instructional Excellence
2019

Sexual Harassment Training
Florida State University
2019

Anti-Hazing Training
Florida State University
2018

What the Best College Teachers Do Workshop
Florida State University, Program for Instructional Excellence
2018

Teaching Orientation Training
Florida State University, Department of Biological Science
2017

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Training
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
2016

Working with Florida’s Legislature
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
2016


Memberships

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
2021 – Present

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
2021 – Present

Genetics Society of America (GSA)
2021 – Present

Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Teaching Organization (DIRECTO)
Social Media Coordinator 2021 – Present

Audubon
2020 – Present

American Genetic Association (AGA)
2020 – Present

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2020 – Present

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS)
2019 – Present

Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE)
2019 – Present

American Birding Association
2019 – Present

Ecology and Evolution Research Discussion Group (EERDG)
2017 – Present
Social Coordinator 2018 2020

Teaching Discussion Group
Florida State University, Department of Biological Science
2017 – 2019

Honors Program
Florida State University
2014 – 2016

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
Florida State University
2014 – 2015


Presentations & Publications

Abarca, A. and S. Kettelkamp. 2021. Unspoken rules, code switching, and respectability politics: How unnecessary standards of professionalism in STEM exclude underrepresented students and employees. In prep.Review paper with A. Abarca on how unnecessary professional standards and norms can exclude members of different underrepresented groups in STEM, such as first-generation college students, racial & ethnic minorities, disabled people, sexual & gender minorities, immigrants, low-income people, and people from rural areas.
Ruiz, M. and S. Kettelkamp. 2021. Religious, philosophical, geographical, and demographic barriers to evolution education: Understanding and addressing evolution denial. In prep.Review paper on barriers and solutions to college-level evolution education worldwide with M. Ruiz.
Kettelkamp, S. 2020. The genetics of female resistance to male harm in Drosophila melanogaster. [PowerPoint Presentation]. Evolution conference, Cleveland, OH, United States.Presentation to be given at the 2020 Evolution conference. Cancelled due to COVID-19.
Makowicz, A.M., M.J. Daniel, B.C. Jones, P.R. Rivers, M. Dye, M.R. Kuzel, A.G. Guerrera, S. Kettelkamp, C. Whitcher, and E.H. DuVal. 2020. Foundations and frontiers in mate choice. Evolution 74(7):1575-1583.Book review of G. Rosenthal’s 2017 book “Mate Choice: The Evolution of Sexual Decision Making from Microbes to Humans.”
Abarca, A., S. Kettelkamp, and J. Travis. 2020. The genetics of female resistance to male harm in Drosophila melanogaster. [Poster Presentation]. Undergraduate Research Symposium, Tallahassee, FL, United States.Presentation by A. Abarca on Aim 1A of my dissertation as part of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).
Ruiz, M., S. Kettelkamp, and J. Travis. 2020. The genetics of female resistance to male harm in Drosophila melanogaster. [Poster Presentation]. Undergraduate Research Symposium, Tallahassee, FL, United States.Presentation by M. Ruiz on Aim 1B of my dissertation at the as part of UROP.
Flowers, A.M., S. Kettelkamp, and J. Travis. 2019. The genetics of female resistance to male harm in Drosophila melanogaster. [Poster Presentation]. Undergraduate Research Symposium, Tallahassee, FL, United States.Presentation by A.M. Flowers on Aim 1A of my dissertation as part of UROP.
Kettelkamp, S. 2016. Final internship presentation. [PowerPoint Presentation]. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, FL, United States.Final presentation given as part of internship with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
Kettelkamp, S. 2016. Eastern Indigo Snake eLearning Course. eLearning course required for the intake of Eastern indigo snakes by the FWC. Created during undergraduate internship.
Kettelkamp, S., C. Back, and A. Kalfin. 2016. Gopher Tortoise Conservation. [PowerPoint Presentation]. Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States.Presentation on gopher tortoise conservation given with C. Back and A. Kalfin from the FWC. Presented at FSU’s Environmental Service Program.
Kettelkamp, S., E. Aitchison, and W. Yang. 2015. Accurate evaluation of potential energy surfaces in small molecule solvation. [Poster Presentation]. Undergraduate Research Symposium, Tallahassee, FL, United States.Presentation on work performed in the Yang Lab as part of UROP.