Alyssa Bangerter is a Ph.D. candidate in the Bergland Lab in the Biology Department at the University of Virginia. Her dissertation research focuses on how rapid adaptation to seasonal change in the fruit fly leads to a long-term maintenance of variation. Using wild flies collected from the local fruit orchard, Carter Mountain, she is investigating rapid seasonal adaptation on a fine temporal time-scale, something not previously done. Alyssa received her B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Utah.