Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Steve Jabo

Research & Collections Assistant, Vertebrate Paleontology

I am a preparator of vertebrate fossils: I plan expeditions to discover and collect vertebrate fossils and as much associated data as possible from the surrounding rock formations. Once they are shipped back to the museum, I then “prepare” them, or extract them from the rock matrix and make them available for study, and ready them for long-term storage. 

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  • B.S. Penn State University, 1984