Joshua Zimmt is a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley and the current graduate student lead on the ACCESS program. He is responsible for the creation of the online ACCESS labs, blending online learning and inclusive teaching practices to develop a variety of new lessons for ACCESS partners around the country. His research interests involve understand the link between climate change and mass extinction in the fossil record through integrative studies of the fossil, rock, and geochemical records.
Lisa White, PhD, is Director of Education and Outreach at the UC Museum of Paleontology. A micropaleontologist by training, Lisa directs the expansion of the Museum’s online materials and learning resources, including the award-winning Understanding Evolution and Understanding Science websites. A Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences and the Geological Society of America, Lisa has extensive experience with field-base science outreach programs and she is active in efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in the geosciences.
Larry Taylor, PhD, is an alumnus of UC Berkeley and founder of ACCESS. Upon completing his dissertation in 2020, Larry joined the faculty at Helena College University of Montana and is now based in Helena, Montana. Before coming to Berkeley, Larry spent three years as a biology professor at a Colorado community college. His research interests include the migratory behavior of prehistoric whales.
ACCESS Paleo is supported by grants from the Paleontological Society and the National Science Foundation (Award # 1801752).
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