Experience

*Bultman = Maiden Name

 

EDUCATION

Biology B.S. Hope College, Holland, MI (2012) Magna Cum Laude

Zoology/Integrative Biology Ph.D. Candidate University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (expected graduation in May 2018)

 

AWARDS and HONORS

  • 5th Annual International Conference of Quantitative Genetics Fellow (2016)
  • Student Research Travel Award, UW-Madison  (2016)
  • John Jefferson Davis Travel Award, UW-Madison (2015, 2016)
  • Cool Science Image Contest Winner, UW-Madison (2015, 2016)
  • 3 Minute Thesis Competition at UW-Madison – Second Place (2015)
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellow (2014)
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program – Honorable Mention (2013)
  • UW Zoology Graduate Research Grant (2013)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (2012)
  • Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (2012) University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Awarded and Declined
  • Dean’s List (2008-2012)
  • Biology Service Award (2012)
  • Senior Sigma Xi Research Award (2012)
  • deKruif Writing Award (2011)
  • Nominated for the Udall Undergraduate Scholarship (2010)
  • National Honor Society (2008)
  • Regional Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award (2008) 

 

PUBLICATIONS (Google Scholar Citations Profile)

Barker, H.L., L.M. Liza, and R.L. Lindroth. In prep. Independent and interactive effects of plant genotype and environment on plant traits and insect herbivore performance: a case study with Salicaceae.

Barker, H.L., J.F. Riehl, L.M. Holeski, P. Ingvarsson, and R.L. Lindroth. In prep. Linking plant genes to insect communities: identifying the genetic bases of plant traits and community composition.

Barker, H.L., L.M. Liza, and R.L. Lindroth. In review. Genotypic variation in plant traits shapes herbivorous insect and ant communities on a foundation tree species. PLOS ONE.

Barker, H., D. Smith, G. Stanosz, and R.L. Lindroth. 2016. Host genetics and environment shape fungal pathogen incidence on a foundation forest tree. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. DOI: 10.1139/cjfr-2016-0116

Bultman, H., D. Hoekman, J. Dreyer, and C. Gratton. 2014. Terrestrial deposition of aquatic insects increases plant quality for insect herbivores and herbivore density. Ecological Entomology 39(4): 419-426. DOI: 10.1111/een.12118  

 

PRESENTATIONS

Barker, H., J.F. Riehl, L.M. Holeski, P. Ingvarsson, and R.L. Lindroth. 2016. The WisAsp resource for community genetics research: 2. The role of leaf phenology in shaping insect communities. Oral Presentation. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Barker, H., J.F. Riehl, L. Holeski, P. Ingvarsson, and R.L. Lindroth. 2016. Community genomics: Linking Populus genes to tree traits and insect communities. Poster Presentation. International Conference of Quantitative Genetics, Madison, WI.

Barker, H. 2016. Community genetics of tree-insect interactions. Oral Presentation. Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.

Barker, H., J.F. Riehl, L. Holeski, P. Ingvarsson, and R.L. Lindroth. 2015. Linking plant genes to associated insect communities. Oral Presentation. Entomological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.

Bultman, H., L. Holeski, P. Ingvarsson, and R.L. Lindroth. 2014. Determining the genetic underpinnings of phytochemistry and associated arthropod communities in aspen. Poster Presentation. International Society of Chemical Ecology, Champaign-Urbana, IL.

Bultman, H. 2014. The graduate: how to go from undergrad to grad student in one presentation. Oral Presentation. Hope College Summer Science Research Program, Hope College, Holland, MI.

Bultman, H., D. Hoekman, J. Dreyer, C. Gratton, and K. Winnett-Murray. 2012. Effects of aquatic insect nutrient subsidies on plant quality and insect herbivore growth. Poster Presentation. Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, Alma College, Alma, MI.

Bultman, H., D. Hoekman, J. Dreyer, C. Gratton, and K. Winnett-Murray. 2012. Effects of aquatic insect nutrient subsidies on plant quality and insect herbivore growth. Poster Presentation. Celebration of Undergraduate Research, Hope College, Holland, MI.

Bultman, H., D., Ackert, and K. Winnett-Murray. 2011. Effects of sunlight and fire on autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) fruit sugar concentration: do burns help or hinder an invasive plant? Poster Presentation. Celebration of Undergraduate Research, Hope College, Holland, MI.

Bultman, H., L. Byrne, N. Bhardwaj, P. Medioli, M. Houde, K. Seville, and I. Escalante. 2010. Searching for stolen prey of different sizes in Argiope aurantia: evidence for spider cognition? Oral Presentation. OTS, Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica.

M. Houde, H. Bultman, and O. Laverde. 2010. The importance of UV floral patterns in insect pollination. Oral Presentation. OTS, Cuerici Biological Field Station, Costa Rica.

Mouw, M. and H. Bultman. 2010. The speed of Eciton burchellii parvispinum on varying substrates: different strokes for different folks. Oral Presentation. OTS, La Selva Biological Field Station, Costa Rica.          

 

REVIEWER EXPERIENCE

See my profile at publons to access my reviewer history.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor: University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

  • PEOPLE Program High School Instructor for “Science and Controversy” (Summer 2016)
    • I developed and instructed interdisciplinary curricula that utilized team-based learning, backwards design, and student-centered activities
    • Course learning goals:
      • Apply and understand the process of science
      • Distinguish everyday science from pseudoscience
  • Biocore 382 teaching assistant for lab and discussion, focusing on ecology, genetics, and evolution (Fall 2017)
    • I helped my students improve their scientific writing and communication skills. In addition, I helped them think critically about the biological rationale behind their research and designing effective experiments.
  • Biology 152 teaching assistant for two lab sections, focusing on evolution, plant biology, and ecology (Spring 2018)
    • I help students with their independent projects and writing.

Teaching Assistant: Hope College, Holland, MI

  • Pine Ridge May Term (May 2012)
  • Regional Flora and Fauna, Non-Major Biology Course (Fall 2011)

Participation in education courses

  • Teaching in Science and Engineering: The College Classroom through the Delta Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI  (Spring 2015)
    • This course provided fundamental knowledge and evaluation of pedagogical theories, ideas, and practices. In addition, the course involved presenting two 20 minute lessons with peer assessment and reflection.
  • Students Reading Real Science through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (Fall 2015)
    • Developed annotations for a Science paper as part of the Science in the Classroom initiative to bring Science papers to college and high school students.
    • Developed teaching material for global forest change app that accompanies the “Seeing the Forest for the Trees” annotated Science article
  • Developed a teaching as research project through the Delta Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI  (Spring 2016)
    • My project questioned whether teaching the process of science could help students better distinguish science from pseudoscience.
    • I implemented this project in my PEOPLE Program course (above)

Research Mentor: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

 

OUTREACH EXPERIENCE

Goodman Community Center, Madison, WI (2017-Present)

  • Girls Inc. volunteer – after school program for elementary-aged girls that helps to support the girls and build up their confidence and skills

University Service, UW-Madison, WI

  • Participated on a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program panel (October 1, 2014)
  • Saturday Science outreach events at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (November 1, 2014; September 5, 2015; November 7, 2015)

Madison’s Children Museum, Madison, WI (2013-2014)

  • Public education on ecology

Outdoor Discovery Center, Holland, MI (2011-2012)                                                          

  • Public education on ecosystems and environmental issues

Animal Museum Worker: Hope College, Holland, MI (2009-2012)

  • Education on basic biology of vertebrates and invertebrates targeting grade school children

John Ball Zoo Volunteer, Grand Rapids, MI (Summer 2006)

  • Public education pertaining to basic biology of organisms and conservation concerns, along with animal care

 

“What makes us human, I think, is an ability to ask questions, a consequence of our sophisticated spoken language.” — Jane Goodall

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