Profile: Kendall Stacey 

Kendall Stacey


Kendall Stacey grew up in southern Alabama surrounded by nature and helping in her grandparents’ garden. She developed a love for all things green and decided to study horticulture for her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida. While pursuing her degree, she took an entomology course and developed a passion for insects. She quickly began working in an entomology lab with the goal of applying to the master’s program after her undergraduate graduation. She graduated in December of 2019 and began to focus her research on biological control of insects under the advisement of Dr. Norman Leppla.

She is passionate about finding IPM solutions for pest problems faced by growers and gardeners, and hopes that her research will make their jobs easier someday. Kendall enjoys diagnosing plant problems and hopes to become a crop consultant once she obtains her master’s degree. She also enjoys photography, horror movies, and gardening in her free time. Her favorite insect is the Luna moth and her favorite vegetable crop is tomato.