Dr. Juli Gould received a bachelor of science in Natural Resources from Cornell University in 1982. She received a doctorate at the University of Massachusetts with a dissertation titled "Estimating the Impact of Parasitoids on the Dynamics of Populations of Gypsy Moths". Dr. Gould did post-doctoral research at the University of California at Riverside, where she was a member of the team that successfully controlled the ash whitefly with biological control. Dr. Gould joined USDA-APHIS in 1993 as the project leader for Russian wheat aphid biological control. In 1994, Dr. Gould moved to the Phoenix Plant Protection Center as project leader for biological control of the silverleaf whitefly. She also became project leader for biological control of saltcedar, an invasive, exotic weed. In 2001, Dr. Gould joined the Otis Survey, Detection and Exclusion Laboratory in Massachusetts. Her initial focus involved research on noctuid moths in the genus Copitarsia, with the goal of better assessing the risk posed by these species and developing better detection and interception strategies. Currently Dr. Gould is the lead scientist on biological control of the Emerald Ash Borer. Dr. Kim Hoelmer studied biological control at the University of California in Berkeley, where he received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in entomology and studied behavioral ecology of natural enemies of whiteflies for his thesis research. He joined USDA in 1988 as an ARS research entomologist to study natural enemies of Bemisia tabaci in Orlando, FL, and subsequently served as an APHIS project leader of the Bemisia biocontrol implementation program in the Imperial Valley in Brawley, CA. Dr. Hoelmer transferred to the ARS European Biological Control Laboratory in Montpellier, France, in 1998 to conduct foreign exploration for natural enemies of mirid plant bugs, soybean aphid, wheat stem sawfly, and olive fruit fly. He is now with the ARS Beneficial Insect Introduction Research laboratory in Newark, DE, and continues to work on biological control of invasive insect pests such as soybean aphid and brown marmorated stinkbug. In addition to foreign exploration, the major focus of Dr. Hoelmer's research has been the study of behavioral and ecological factors that influence the efficacy of predators and parasitoids, and the development of better and more predictable methods for introducing and establishing effective new natural enemies. Dr. John Goolsby received his B.S. (1983) and Ph.D. (1994) from Texas A&M University in entomology. He is currently a Research Entomologist with the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) for the Beneficial Insects Research Unit in Weslaco, Texas. He specializes on biological control of weeds and insect pests. His current research focuses on biological control of giant reed, Arundo donax, in the Rio Grande Basin. He is also investigating the agroecology of insects vectoring zebra chip, a disorder of chipping potatoes in Texas. Formerly, Dr. Goolsby was director of the USDA - Australian Biological Control Laboratory in Brisbane, Australia. His research in Australia focused on exploration for the Old World climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum, which is native to Australia and an invasive weed in the Florida Everglades. Prior to his overseas posting he was an entomologist with USDA-APHIS in Mission, Texas and co-project leader of the silverleaf whitefly biological control program.