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                     Meet the Authors

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My name is Parker Kastelic, current undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  Through research and in-depth analysis, my partner and I gathered copious amounts of information on the Iridomyrmex purpureus for other students (like ourselves) and researchers alike.  None of the information is credited directly to us, however credible sources are available in the References section.

On a personal level I enjoy staying active and am very competitive.  I love to travel and see new things.  I'm looking forward to completing my Undergraduate work at UW-L and further my education at a credited Optometry school.  I cherish family and friends deeply.

"If you think you can, you are right, If you think you can't, you are right." -Unknown

Jake Koeshall

My name is Jacob Koeshall, current undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  This website is a well rounded, in depth source for information about Iridomyrmex purpureus that we have gathered throughout our semester to better inform others  on this interesting creature.  As stated by Parker, this data was gathered among many different sources and we personally do not credit any of the information directly to ourselves. 

To dig a little deeper about me, I am a 5th year senior studying Biomedical Science (Pre-Med and Pre-PT) with a nutrition minor.  I'm hoping to forward my education by attending Medical school after taking a year off to further my work and volunteering experiences.  Outside of school I enjoy sports, outdoors and traveling. 

 "There's nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature." - Jane Austen

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