Welcome to the research site of Patina Mendez & Team Caddis. Teaching, Curriculum Development & Research Activities: Scientific research design and writing for senior undergraduates in the Environmental Sciences Major Collaborative mentored research for undergraduates focused on the insect order

Team Caddis

Team Caddis engages in life history phenology and morphology of aquatic insects.  Members of Team Caddis work collaboratively through iterative undergraduate research projects focused on benthic macroinvertebrates, especially Trichoptera (Caddisflies).  We especially welcome you if you’re new to research to


I teach the Senior Research Seminar in Environmental Sciences, a year-long research and writing course that builds student skills that can be applied to growth and careers beyond Berkeley.  In my courses, I focus on building community in the classroom