Curatorial Assistant, Geology
I joined the Academy in 2018 as a part-time Curatorial Assistant in Geology. In 2019, I became full-time as part of the NSF OCE grant: The Holocene and Anthropocene as windows into the future of marine systems. As part of this, I assisted in the digitization and management of a crowd-sourced Zooniverse project which digitally transcribed over 5,000 records from our microfossil collection. My other duties include collections care of our fossil and mineral collections, volunteer supervision, specimen digitization, and data cleaning. Recently, I started working in the Library part-time as a Research Assistant, continuing our Untold Stories From the Archives project. This project utilizes the Academy’s archives to reveal the stories of past marginalized scientists who contributed to the institution. I find mentoring our high school students and interns greatly rewarding, and enjoy sharing my knowledge with them so they also become passionate about preserving museum collections. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a M.A. in Museum Studies in 2016, and I received a post-graduate certificate in Museum Collections Management and Care from George Washington University in 2018. My pronouns are she/her/hers.