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Stephanie Busam

Position: Vector Control Technician
Smiling person in tan uniform attaching a mosquito trap (a red and white drink cooer with a small white PVC pipe and a bag made from netting) to a tree

Stephanie Busam has worked at San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District as a Vector Control Technician since January 2005.

In addition to her duties in her zone, Stephanie has taken part in the Invasive Spartina Project, as well as the efforts to eradicate the invasive Aedes aegypti mosquito from Menlo Park and Atherton.  She continues to assist with surveillance for West Nile Virus, including locating breeding sources and educating the public in areas where the virus has been detected. She has also spent time assisting the District laboratory with the Lyme disease surveillance program, from tick collection to tick dissection, and with public education efforts at local schools and community fairs.

Before joining the team at San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District, Stephanie worked as a lab intern at Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District, where she assisted with mosquito surveillance and trapping while completing her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from California State University in Hayward. In addition to her work in vector control, Stephanie has over six years of experience in the veterinary field. Stephanie looks forward to continuing to provide the high level of service that the District’s residents have come to expect.

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