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Thursday, January 15, 2009

SciGirls Mentor | Kristi Curry Rogers, Paleontologist

Do you know those stories about people who knew what they wanted to be when they grew up as children and then went out made it happen? Vertebrate paleontologist Kristi Curry Rogers is that kind of gal!

Growing up in Missouri, Kristi was a bonafide dinosaur freak! As an undergraduate, she studied at Montana State University, a hotbed of dinosaur research. She went on to receive a Ph.D in Anatomical Sciences from Stony Brook University in New York.

Today, Kristi specializes in
the long-necked, herbivorous dinosaurs known as sauropods. This group included the largest terrestrial vertabrates of all time. Kristi says, "They are perfect fodder for my interest in dinosaur evolution and offer a wealth of data on the biological consequences of living life at large size."

Kristi's career takes her to museums and field digs all around the world from Montana to Zimbabwe and from Madagascar to Argentina! She also teaches at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kristi has even named several species of dinosaurs. So you could say Kristi Curry Rogers is a SciGirl who DREAMS BIG!

1 comment:

  1. In addition to being a great scientist, Kristi is also really nice, fun, and down to earth. And she is passionate about encouraging girls in science!