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Student Involvement

Collection Conservation: designing and building custom supports for fragile specimens

Scott Johnston

Anna Minnebo

I am a current sophomore double majoring in American Culture and Anthropology, with a minor in Museum Studies. I hope to have a career working in museums someday. I have always been interested in dinosaurs and fossils, going all the way back to second grade, when I dressed up as a paleontologist for Halloween.

Kenneth Sloss

Alfredo Lopez Rizo

Emily Mu

This has been my second year at the University of Michigan, where I'm majoring in Communications. Working at the museum has been an amazing opportunity where I have gotten to see so many incredible things (and tell my family I've touched a dinosaur!). Besides working at the museum, I am also a student assistant for the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, a Michigan learning community focused on writing and the arts. In my free time, I'm an amateur card maker and I hope my future allows me to continue to be creative. 

Digitization: creating 3D models of specimens for research, teaching, and outreach

Veronica (Briar) Scott

Digitization: building drawer image database and associated metadata

Luca Juuhl

Fossil Preparation, Molding, and Casting

Margaret Anderson

Alfredo Lopez Rizo

Matthew Oates

Lillian Shipp

Sienna Snyder

I am currently a sophomore majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. I especially enjoy learning about Evolution.  I plan on pursuing a Ph.D in Paleontology after graduation, which is why I was interested in working at the Museum of Paleontology. I enjoy working in the lab making molds and I look forward to future projects!

Scott Johnston

Kajsa Lundeen

Hanna Rane

Sarah Snyder

Melissa Wood

Restoration of Bristle Mammoth

Marisa Clark

Nichole Lohrke

Anna Rosett

I am currently a junior majoring in Earth and Environmental Science. I grew up in Claremont, CA, situated in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, where my love for incredibly old things began. This includes, but is not limited to, rocks, dinosaurs, and now, mammoths and mastodons. Working for Dr. Fisher has been a great learning experience and has allowed me to further investigate my paleo interests. 

Lang Delancy


I am a senior studying biology with a minor in music. I've been interested in ecology, field work, and paleontology from a young age. After graduation I hope to continue doing research in ecology, with a focus on forest ecosystems, or paleobiology while looking into graduate programs.

Lucas Stull

I am a senior majoring in Industrial and Operations Engineering with a minor in International Engineering. I have also recently been accepted into the master's program here for Industrial Engineering in Production, Distribution, and Logistics Systems. I will be moving on to a rotational program with GE Healthcare after graduation. I have really enjoyed working in the museum and the labs because it gives me an opportunity to apply some of my engineering knowledge in a vastly different setting. 

Invertebrate Collection Conservation and Move

Paige Derue

Nicole Inglot

Theresa Dowker