Ania Wieczorek is Associate Professor and Graduate Program Chair in the Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences at UHM’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Currently, Wieczorek serves as Interim Associate Dean of CTAHR. She earned her BS in Molecular Biology from Drexel University and her PhD from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. Her research interests include addressing agricultural problems (such as invasive species management and risk assessment for genetically modified crops), environmental conservation, population genetics, and evolutionary biology. Wieczorek is also the director of the Biotechnology Outreach Program.