Alix Whitener is a technical service manager for FMC, covering Oregon and western Washington where she is the technical expert on the FMC fungicide, herbicide, and insecticide portfolio. In her position, Whitener supports sales team members in these territories and coordinates research with university extension and third-party researchers. Her research areas of interest include invasive species ecology, biological control, integrated pest management and chemical ecology. As an active member of the Entomological Society of America, Whitener has served in various leadership roles at the national and regional levels, particularly in areas emphasizing graduate student outreach and science communication. She also currently serves on the executive committee of the Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference. Whitener holds a Ph.D. in Entomology from Washington State University, which was preceded by an international chemical ecology fellowship she held in Sweden. She completed her undergraduate at Western Washington University where she earned a B.S. in Biology.