Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Jessica Nakano

Assistant Registrar- Paleobiology

Jessie processes and manages the acquisitions, loans and disposal transactions of the fossil material for the Department of Paleobiology. She adamantly reviews and refreshes her understanding on the legal compliance and ethical considerations related to collecting permits/permissions, import/export regulations, and copyright/usage rights for physical and digital fossil collections.

Department / Division
  • B.A. Archaeology and Classical Studies, The George Washington University, 2014
  • M.A. Museum Studies- Collections Management, The George Washington University, 2016
  • Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)
Research Interests
  • Collections Registration 
  • Legal and Ethical Regulations for Physical and Digital Collections