Max Ragozzino is a biocontrol entomologist at the Oregon Department of Agriculture, currently working on control of brown marmorated stink bug, greenhouse thrips, azalea lacebug, and spotted wing drosophilla. He started his career in biocontrol at the University of Rhode Island, working on hemlock woolly adelgid, swallowwort vines, and Phragmites giant reed. In 2015, he started his Ph.D. with Dr. Scott Salom and Dr. Jian Duan working on the invasive emerald ash borer. His dissertation included research on seasonal trends of parasitic wasps, competition, and how introduced parasitic wasps can control the emerald ash borer in Virginia and North Carolina.