Nissa grew up in the mountains around Asheville, North Carolina where she was always captivated by nature, animals, and the outdoors. These interests eventually led her to study biology in college.There, she discovered her fascination with honey bees through several undergraduate research projects. Her love of bees grew the more she learned about their ecological services, social structure, and place in agriculture. She went on to study entomology in graduate school, where she discovered her penchant for teaching and agroecology. She hopes to use her beekeeping, biology, and teaching experiences to help improve our food systems to be more harmonious with nature through education. In her free time, Nissa likes to keep her hands ever busy with some kind of craft.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of California at Davis
California Master Beekeeper Program Webinar Invited Speaker June 2021, November 2020
American Bee Journal February 2020 Vol. 160 No. 2: Page-187 Busting Queen Grafting Myths. Nissa S. Coit, Gehrig R. Loughran, Elina L. Niño https://bluetoad.com/publication/?i=646365&p=67&view=issueViewer
California Master Beekeepers Program (CAMBP) Wax Working, Honey and Hive Products Course UC Davis AUGUST 2021 & DECEMBER 2019
Teaching Assistant, Art, Science, and the World of Insects, UC Davis MARCH-JUNE 2021
Teaching Assistant, Apiculture, UC Davis MARCH-JUNE 2021 Under
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