University of Kansas August 2018- May 2020
- Museum Studies M.A.
- Collections and Curation track
- College of Liberal Arts and Science
Thesis subject: Preservation pathways in the middle Cambrian Spence Shale member of the Langston formation in Utah.
Pennsylvania State University August 2014- May 2018
- Geobiology B.S., minor in Anthropology
- Schreyer Honors College and College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
- Thesis Advisor: Mark Patzkowsky
Honors Thesis Title: “The Ordovician Seas of Central Pennsylvania: Analyzing environmental affinities and faunal gradients in the Taconic foreland basin”
CV and thesis available upon request
Work, Internship, and Lab Experience
Graduate Collections Assistant, Vertebrate Paleontology Division 8/2018-Present
The University of Kansas, assisting Collections Manager Megan Sims in systematic curation and collections management; including specimen rehousing, revising collections database, specimen borrows and loans, and digitizing records.
Curational Intern, The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, S.D. 5/2018-8/2018
In-situ specimen conservation and preservation under bonebed curator Justin Wilkins, prepared and consolidated fossil specimens under preparator Monica Bugbee, mapped, digitized and documented specimens in ArcGIS.
Laboratory Assistant, Dr. Phillip Reno Evolutionary Development Lab 2017-2018
Pennsylvania State University, assisted PhD candidate Allison Machnicki by cleaning and aligning 3-D scans of primate vertebrae specimens to analyze the evolution of vertebral column development.
Research Assistant, Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio May 2016
Assisted Dr. Peter Wilf and PhD candidate Claire Cleveland by completing database entry, documentation and photography of 1000+ fossil plant specimens, collections management, and specimen preparation
Research Assistant, Fossil Preparator, Stratigraphic Paleoecology Lab 2013-2016
Pennsylvania State University, assisted Dr. Max Christie with preparation and and identification of Plio-Pleistocene mollusks, created independent research project on latitudinal gradients and ranges during the Plio-Pleistocene extinction using fossil data from online databases.