Museum

Student Employees & Volunteers

Rebekah Lyon

Student Employee (Summer 2017)

Becky is exploring the collection of walrus skulls; bone samples are used to extract DNA from the historic and archeological walrus specimens.

Becky Lyon is working on a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology & Conservation with a minor in Marine Biology.  She works for both the Mammals Collection and Genomic Resources. She is currently using genetic markers to sex historic and archeological walrus specimens.

  

 

Kathryn Everson

Ph.D. Student Employee (Summer 2017)

Katie teaches the public how to use pipettes at a UAM open house.
Katie teaches the public how to use pipettes at a UAM open house.


Katie Everson is a Ph.D. student in the Mammals Department at the University of Alaska Museum. Her dissertation research focuses on the evolutionary history of tenrecs, which are small mammals that live only on Madagascar. Katie received her B.S. in Evolution & Ecology from The Ohio State University in 2012.

 

 

 

 

Kendall Mills

Ph.D. Student Employee (Summer 2016-present)

Kendall accesses tissues in the Genomic Resources collection.
Kendall accesses tissues in the Genomic Resources collection.

Kendall Mills is a Ph.D. studying marmots at the University of Alaska Museum. She is investigating molecular adaptations to low oxygen in marmot species that live at high elevations in the Himalayas and the Rocky Mountains. She received her B. S. in Biology from the University of Houston in 2014 and her M. S. in Environmental Science and Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

Savannah Anchinges

Savannah drilling bone from a walrus scapula as part of an NSF funded project on walrus genetics.

Student Employee (Fall 2015-Spring 2017)

Savannah Anchinges was an undergraduate at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, receiving her B.S in Biological Sciences and a minor in Wildlife Biology & Conservation. She worked as a part-time student assistant for the Mammal Collection and Genomic Resources at the University of Alaska Museum.

 

 

Kayla Tobler

Kayla greeting visitors in the Genomic Resources lab at the UAM's Halloween Open House.

Student Employee (Fall 2015-Spring 2016)

Kayla Tobler graduated from Vista Murrieta High School in Southern California in 2013 and was majoring in biological sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Kayla left Alaska in 2016 to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinary technician.

 

Jiyeon Baek

Joan links tissue samples to the online specimen record.

Student Volunteer (Summer 2013 & 2014)

Jiyeon "Joan" Baek graduated from West Valley High School in 2012. She received her B.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley in 2016. She is currently working on a graduate degree at Rutgers University.

 

Kristen Scholten

Student Volunteer (Fall 2013)

Kristen Scholten was a Pre-Med student majoring in Biology with plans to become a surgeon. She began volunteering for the University of Alaska Museum Genomic Resources Department in the fall of 2013.

 
 
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