I am the collections manager for the Division of Paleobotany. My main responsibility is the care of the collections. This involves the implementation of current collection practices to insure that specimens within the collection are protected from damage and further deterioration. It also involves the digitization and management of information associated with each specimen, making the material available to qualified researchers and educators, and training future researchers, educators and students in the proper care and use of specimens. I am actively involved in acquiring, preparing and cataloging new materials. My duties also allow for my involvement in various outreach programs that include elementary to college level presentations. Additionally, I currently work on material from the Upper Cretaceous of southern Alberta, Canada and Permian, Triassic and Jurassic fossils from Antarctica.