How Does This Work?

We believe you

We know that harassment is real, and happens all the time. If you feel uncomfortable, intimidated, or targeted, we are here for you. Ento-Allies are visible and vetted colleagues available for you to talk to about your concerns, and to support you.

It’s not about us, it’s about you

We will listen, help you deal with your situation if we can, and inform you about options. If you decide to do nothing and not report, that is OK. Your information is yours; your story is under your control.

The Ento-Allies exist only to make reporting bad behavior easier, and to help entomology conference attendees get the information and support they need to make decisions. And to let you know you aren’t alone.

What We Will Do

No matter what you decide to do, we will support you and listen.  What happens is up to you.

You can choose to not report anything; or you can make a formal complaint.  Either way, you have our support and we will stay in touch through the process. We do not keep any records for anonymous reporters other than the type of incident and time/date. Keeping your information private and confidential is our promise to you.

What We Don’t Do

We don’t enforce the ESA Code of Conduct. We exist only to help people find appropriate resources and to provide support. We just talk to people.

Who Are We?

EntoAllies Logo with 3 green beetles

The 2024 Ento-Allies are identified by a square button with our logo.

  • Gwen Pearson
  • Jessica Ware
  • Marianne Alleyne
  • Andy Suarez
  • Anne Nielsen
  • Corrie Moreau

contact us

  • Email: entoally(at)
  • Text or Phone: ‪(567) 703-6050
  • Signal App (end-to-end encrypted texts): (redacted until November)

All communication with the Allies is confidential.

Ento-Allies is not affiliated with the Entomological Society of America or any other entomological organization.