Hometown: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Education: Ph.D in Earth & Environmental Sciences
Occupation: Director, Institute for the Study of Mongolian Dinosaurs
Expeditions: Gobi Desert (Mongolia), Malta and Rudyard (Montana) to look for dinosaurs and early mammals; South Carolina and George (USA) to look for fossil whales
Favorite Places to Be: Ukhaa Tolgod and Flaming Cliffs in the Gobi Desert and Terelj National Park, all in Mongolia
Best Discovery: First saw of a gobiconodontid, a type of small extinct mammal. It demonstrates the type of mammals in Mongolia that were living alongside dinosaurs like Psittacosaurus.
Favorite Items in the Field: A GPS so I don’t get lost!
Personal Hero: My mom, Urjin, inspires me.
Advice: Never give up your dreams because there is always a solution for whatever problem you might encounter.