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Danielle W.

New York, NY

$65/hour

Museum Scientist

$65/Hour


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Hartwick College
Biology
Southeastern Louisiana Univ
Other
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Enrolled

Education

Hartwick College (Biology)

Southeastern Louisiana Univ (Other)

The Graduate Center, CUNY (Enrolled)

About Danielle

I am a PhD student in biology with a BA and an MS in biological sciences. Wherever I go, I collect, prepare and manage zoological specimens with an emphasis on herptiles and comparative osteology.

Sept 2015-Present, First year in a PhD program, The Graduate Center, City University of New York. The Program is Biology, Sub-Program is Evolution, Ecology and Behavior. My focus is evolution and systematics. On a given day, I might be at the American Museum of Natural History, The Graduate Center (5th Ave/34th, across the street from the Empire State Building), or in Dr. David Lahti's lab space at Queens College in Flushing, NY. It's a busy little life!

Aug 2013-2015, I completed a MS in Biology at Southeastern Louisiana University. I earned my graduate stipend by managing the herpetology collection in the school's Vertebrate Museum. It was exactly the job that I hoped it would be: interesting, self-directed and endless. My primary tasks were to inventory, stabilize and accession an orphan collection that comprises of 12-14,000 specimens, collect and tissue new specimens, maintain a dermestid beetle colony and get the inventory of this collection on-line so that it can be explored by anyone, anywhere. For a thesis, I did a comparative morphological study of hyoid apparatuses in monitor lizards.

June 2012-Aug 2013, I worked at the Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago, IL). I articulated skeletons and trained for 15 months as a technician in the FMNH herpetology collection. During that time, I curated the restorations of about twenty-five reptile and amphibian skeletons, some of which are currently exhibited in, "Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair" with a few more skeletons traveling North American as part of the special exhibit, "The Machine Inside: Biomechanics". Another fun project was articulating an agape Laticauda colubrina (yellow lipped sea snake) skull for the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in Singapore.
I am a PhD student in biology with a BA and an MS in biological sciences. Wherever I go, I collect, prepare and manage zoological specimens with an emphasis on herptiles and comparative osteology.

Sept 2015-Present, First year in a PhD program, The Graduate Center, City University of New York. The Program is Biology, Sub-Program is
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Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of New York, NY 10033
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Ecology

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Hartwick College
Biology
Southeastern Louisiana Univ
Other
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Enrolled

Education

Hartwick College (Biology)

Southeastern Louisiana Univ (Other)

The Graduate Center, CUNY (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Danielle will travel within 8 miles of New York, NY 10033.