Outreach 
& Museum Programming

2021

FossilFest - Annual event at Smithsonian NMNH (run as a virtual event in 2020 and 2021) were I worked as the primary scientific advisor on an outreach event run jointly with the LocalMotion dance troop (Alexandria, VA). This event uses dance as a way to inspire engagement with science and help teach interpretation of fossil organisms, and was targeted to first generation immigrant students and their parents, conducted and facilitated as a bilingual program.

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2017 – 2020

Participant and volunteer with the Field Museum’s Women in Science program, where I served as Women in Science Graduate Fellow, and which aims to set the standard for diversity within the sciences through student internships for aspiring female scientists.

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2018 - 2019

Volunteer Scientist at Field Museum of Natural History’s “Dozin’ with the Dinos” weekly events, where families spend the night at the Field Museum and are introduced to research at the museum. Run tables presenting dinosaur paleontology.

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2018

Volunteer Scientist at “Speak Up For Science”, the Field Museum of Natural History’s day of action and advocacy for the importance of scientific research. Organized and ran the tables on paleobiology, showcasing Ice Age mammals from the Midwest.

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2018

Session leader at Expanding Your Horizon’s (EYH) annual workshop, introducing girls to female role models in STEM and leading hands on workshop introducing them to paleontology.

2017

Session leader at American Association of University Women (AAUW) TechSavvy Event, exposing middle school girls to female role models in STEM fields.

2014

Teaching assistant with Discoveries in Geosciences (DIG) Field School program, run out of the University of Washington

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2011-2014

Docent at Washington State Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

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