MSU Museum Natural Science Collections Student Employee
Rebecca is working on a natural science collections rehousing project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. She is working remotely and assisting with updating specimen records for the project. These include revising endangered species status categories and verifying scientific names for bird skeletons and mammal furs. She said that during her work at the Museum, she has learned many taxonomic names of birds and mammals.
Originally from Clarkston, Michigan, Rebecca is in her Junior year at Michigan State University. She became interested in working with the MSU Museum when she took a course on the biology of mammals held in the Museum. She was amazed by all the specimens in the Museum’s collection. She also appreciates the exhibits at the Museum, her favorite exhibit is Habitat Hall, because in the past she has enjoyed looking at the biome displays while studying.
After graduation, Rebecca’s dream job is to work as an animal care staff at a wildlife rescue center in Africa or South America. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, family, and pets.