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: Hiking or skiing in the Western U.S. and 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, a good book

Personal Hero: My husband, Peter Hobbies: Reading, doing puzzles, biking

Advice: Leave no stone unturned. – Euripides