Aletia James 2023

Aletia James

Lab Technician


  • BS, biology, Utah State University 

Work History: 

  • Huma (2023) 
  • Bee Biology and Systematics Laboratory (2021) 
  • National Aquatic Monitoring Center (2018) 


I have always been interested in nature and how it works since I was a kid. I’m fortunate enough to develop that interest in my education and career as well. I have the most experience working with insects and other invertebrates. As the head of a field team in charge of collecting wild bees, I got pretty good at using a net. I love drawing animals, putting together jigsaw puzzles, and going on early morning hikes with my family.