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District Laboratory Bids Farewell to Vector Ecologist Cheryl Tina Sebay

San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District is wishing Vector Ecologist Cheryl “Tina” Sebay happy trails as she has announced she will retire after 16 years of service to the District. Tina first joined us as a mosquito control technician in 2005 providing direct service to the residents of San Mateo County.  Tina’s broad experience garnered from her prior positions at other vector control agencies across the state coupled with her helpful and conscientious nature made her a service request MVP.  This was especially true when the District made the jump from mosquito abatement to full vector services in 2008, after which Tina transitioned to working in the laboratory.  Since that time, she has provided not just disease surveillance and mosquito control services to residents, but managed the critically needed logistical details to keep the lab well-stocked and running smoothly. Tina was heavily involved in every scientific study conducted and even ran a few of her own. She was involved in re-engineering our mosquito traps to improve their design and efficiency and played a key role in our yearly tick surveillance program.

It can be said that those who work in Vector Control live an adventurous life. After retirement, Tina and her spouse plan to continue their adventures throughout the U.S. before settling down on the big island of Hawaii. We wish them great happiness and many happy trails.