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Born: 1976

Hometown: Denver, CO

Education: Ph.D. in Earth Sciences 

Occupation: Paleontologist

Expeditions: Europe and Western U.S. to analyze the distribution and diversity of bryozoans, a group of marine invertebrates that live in colonies in fossil sites 

Favorite Place to Be: Hiking or skiing in the Western U.S., at home with my husband and children

Best Discovery: The environmental distribution of bryozoans to assess environmental stress during the end-Permian and end-Triassic mass extinctions 

Favorite Items in the Field: Hammer, hand lens, chocolate, and a good book

Personal Heroes: My husband, Peter

Hobbies: Reading, doing puzzles, biking

Advice: Leave no stone unturned. – Euripides