Kelly Zimmerman is a doctoral student studying mosquito ecology and genetics. Her master's degree focused on arthropod sensory ecology. She is an adjunct professor at Monmouth University and Montclair State University.
First cosplay: Sailor Jupiter, age 13
Amanda Niday is an illustrator whose art has been featured in Teen Vogue. She has a bachelor's degree in art history focusing on comic books. She has two children and a husband who are not fans of bugs (yet!)
First cosplay: Supergirl, age 3
Derek Conrad spent several years as a biological field technician across the country studying bats and insects before becoming a wildlife control operator. He has three pet cats and several hundred dermestid beetles.
First cosplay: Alan Grant, age 7