Curatorial Assistant, Invertebrate Zoology
I am a curatorial assistant in the Recent Invertebrate Collection at the California Academy of Sciences. I started as a volunteer in the department in 2014 and joined as a full time in 2017. My work currently is focused on digitizing our collections as part of the NSF funded DigIn Grant. The Invertebrate Zoology collection is aiming to digitize 56,000 marine non-molluscan specimen lots over the next 3 years. My role has been helping design, test, and train volunteers on a label scanning workflow as well as data clean up from our Notes from Nature project on Zooniverse that is on track to have over 30,000 catalog cards transcribed by citizen scientists. My other duties involve preparing specimens for loan, training and monitoring volunteer projects, and general curation of the collections. I graduated in 2017 from the University of San Francisco with a B.S. in Biology and a concentration in Ecology. I am currently working on my M.A. in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University. My pronouns are she/her.