Staff

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Cristina Robins | PCP PIRE Project Manager, Post Doctoral Associate

Cristina is the PCP PIRE Project Manager and Post Doctoral Associate.  She is an invertebrate paleontologist, with a PhD in geology from Kent State University.  Her research interests include decapod crustaceans, specifically the squat lobsters.

 

 

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Dawn Mitchell | PCP PIRE Project Assistant

Dawn is the PCP PIRE Project Assistant located in Gainesville, FL.  She is responsible for travel logistics and day-to-day administrative tasks for PCP PIRE. She has a B.S. in Geophysical Sciences from the University of Chicago and is interested in vertebrate paleontology.

 

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Ian Cannon | PCP PIRE Microvertebrate Specialist

Ian is the PCP PIRE microvertebrate specialist. At FLMNH, he screenwashes sediment from Panama in order to identify and catalog microvertebrate fossil specimens. He has a B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Geology from Louisiana State University.

 

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Claudia Grant | GABI-RET Coordinator

Claudia is the PCP PIRE Teach (GABI-RET) Coordinator and a PhD student. She is a web developer with a Master's degree in Art History, and an active advocate for online spread of scientific knowledge to people of all backgrounds.

 

 

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Roger Portell | PCP Field Specialist, Division of Invertebrate Paleontology

Roger is our field specialist. His research interests relate to systematics, paleoecology, biogeography, and biostratigraphy of Cenozoic invertebrates of the southeastern USA, Caribbean, and South America with an emphasis on arthropods, echinoderms, and mollusks.  He is the Collections Manager of Invertebrate Paleontology at FLMNH.