Dr. Priyadarshini Chakrabarti wins the prestigious Excellence in Early Career Award 2020 by the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America (PBESA). This award honors a student transition or early professional member working within the field of entomology who has demonstrated excellence in all the major aspects of intellectual life, including research, extension, teaching and outreach. Chakrabarti is a postdoctoral research associate at the Sagili Honey Bee Lab, Dept. of Horticulture, Oregon State University. Chakrabarti was felicitated at the virtual branch business meeting on April 20th, since the 2020 PBESA annual meeting in Spokane, WA was cancelled due to mandatory coronavirus pandemic precautions. The Pacific Branch territory of the Entomological Society of America includes 11 western states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming), U.S. territories, and parts of Canada and Mexico (https://www.entsoc.org/pacific). More information on Chakrabarti and the OSU Honey Bee Lab can be found at http://priyadarshinichakrabarti.com/ and https://honeybeelab.oregonstate.edu/.