GSA Webinar—Exploring a Career in the Paleontology Field, Wednesday, April 24

A message from the American Geosciences Institute: “We are sending this email as a courtesy to the geoscience community. The Geological Society of America (GSA) will be hosting a free webinar entitled “Exploring a Career in the Paleontology Field.” The webinar will be on Wednesday, 24 April 2019, at 11:00 a.m. MDT.

To register for this free event, please visit:

This webinar will feature two presenters representing mitigation and federal paleontology careers. Speakers will provide information on the typical daily activities, how to prepare for a career in this field (including curriculum, resume, and interview tips), common career trajectories of the profession, and where to find these career opportunities.

ReBecca Hunt-Foster is the Monument Paleontologist and Museum Curator at Dinosaur National Monument.

ReBecca Hunt-Foster is the new Monument Paleontologist and Museum Curator at Dinosaur National Monument. She was formerly the District Paleontologist for the Canyon Country District of the BLM, located in Moab and paleontology collections manager at the Museum of Western Colorado. ReBecca holds a master of science in geology (emphasizing in vertebrate paleontology) from Texas Tech University, and has a bachelor’s of science in earth science from the University of Arkansas. ReBecca has worked as a paleontologist in western Colorado and eastern Utah since 2007.

Mathew Carson is a Senior Paleontologist at Paleo Solutions, Inc.

Mathew Carson is a senior paleontologist at Paleo Solutions Inc. in Los Angeles County, California. Throughout his mitigation paleontology career, he has worked on a variety of energy, transportation, telecommunication, land development, and federal projects throughout the western United States. He holds both a master of science in geology (emphasizing in invertebrate paleontology) and a bachelor of science in geology (specializing in paleobiology) from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Mathew has worked in the private environmental and paleontological mitigation sector for nearly six years, conducting paleontological analyses as required by various federal, state, and local regulations.

We encourage you distribute this email and/or the attached webinar announcement to anyone who may be interested.

Please contact Tahlia Bear, with questions about this webinar.”

Best regards,

American Geosciences Institute
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