After a viral social media post, Michigan Earth and UM Paleontology graduate student Lynnea Jackson was featured on The Kelly Clarkson Show! The post, which received over 27,000 reposts and 479,000 likes on X, showed Lynnea at age 7 holding a fossil at the Field Museum, which was when she first decided to be a paleontologist, and a recent photo of her holding the same fossil at the Field Museum during a research visit. 

On the show, Lynnea was able to share her story of how she fell in love with paleontology as a kid and has now achieved her dreams of becoming a real-life paleontologist.

You can watch the full interview below.