2003 M.A., Osteoarchaeology, University of Southampton (U.K.)
1999 B.A., Anthropology, University of Minnesota (U.S.)
2007- Research Assistant (Dr. Helen James), Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Birds, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
2011- Dr. Salima Ikram, Prof. of Egyptology, American University in Cairo: Identify the species of mummified birds from X-rays and skeletal bird remains from photographs.
2012 Dr. Storrs Olson, Curator Emeritus, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution: Sorted and identified avifauna from Bermuda.
2012 Harvard University, Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology: Identified and inventoried Hawaiian avian subfossil collection (8,000 bones) of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI.
2010-12 National Museum of Natural History (FossiLab), Smithsonian Institution: Trained and supervised volunteers to sort small vertebrate remains.
2011 National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution: Identified the species of mummified birds from X-rays and physical specimens for the exhibit “Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt.”
2009 Dr. David Burney, Director of Conservation, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii: Identified subfossil avian and other vertebrate remains from photographs.
2009 Paleontological collecting trip for National Museum of Natural History, Hawaiian Islands. Duties included field identification of subfossil birds and other vertebrates.