Dayna Collett, Ph.D.

I started my Ph.D. in entomology with a 2-year-old and a newborn and completed it before hitting retirement age, so I’m convinced that anyone can accomplish anything with the right mix of determination and madness. Managing NewLeaf’s Field Biology and Agronomy team provides the opportunity to guide our M-troph technology through the scientific screening process into field trials addressing modern agricultural challenges. In my downtime, I enjoy all things outdoorsy, convincing people spiders are friends, and deciphering blurry pictures of smashed insects sent to me by everyone I know.