I'm originally from Ohio, but I've lived in Greece, Japan, Seattle, and Florida, and I love to travel (especially by train)! Now I live in Minneapolis, and I develop exhibits at Science Museum of Minnesota. I started in June 2010, and I'm really excited to be here. In college and grad school, I studied biology, anthropology, and museums. I especially enjoy learning about new, efficient technologies and how the human body works.
I also have a keen interest in cultural heritage and the return of special remains or objects to their ancestral owners. Sometimes it poses interesting scientific and cultural questions with important political, historical, and economic perspectives. A great example is the controversy surrounding Kennewick Man and NAGPRA.
My favorite part about my job is that I'm always learning something new--it is like staying in school for the rest of my life. Ew, right? (I dig it.)