May 3, 2017

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HBI Team Leaders

German Perilla

Co-Founder and Director Honey Bee Initiative
School of Business and College of Science

Germán Perilla is co-founder and director of the Honey Bee Initiative. He is passionate about honey bees, sustainability, teaching, and research. He champions local programs that support bee health, and spearheads the honey bee global programs, working with indigenous communities in Central and South America.

Lisa Gring-Pemble, PhD

Co-Founder and Director of Strategy, Honey Bee Initiative
School of Business

Lisa Gring-Pemble is co-founder of the Honey Bee Initiative. As Director of Social Entrepreneurship and Global Impact in the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Gring-Pemble focuses on enhancing HBI’s curricular, co-curricular and public-private partnerships.


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HBI Team Members

A. Alonso Aguirre
Veterinarian and Bee Disease Expert

Audrey Kelaher
College of Science
Director of Development

Stephanie Pareja
Honey Bee Initiative Graduate Assistant

Suzanne Terrillion
School of Business
Associate Director, Advancement and Alumni Relations