Dr. Kirsten Rowell
Bio: I am a noticer of things. During my day job, I curate a shell collection at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture and spend the other part of the day thinking about what marine ecosystems looked like hundreds and thousands of years before today. I use chemistry in shells, bones and teeth of animals from the past to measure change compared to today's environments. The geographic reach of my research extends from the Salish Sea to the Sea of Cortez. My other full time job is spent discovering the natural history patterns and interactions of toddlers to middle schoolers.