In the early 90s, when I was in first and second grade, I kept a shoebox full of my treasured dinosaur items: a coloring and activity book, plastic toys, a special Dinosaur issue of Zoobooks, a mini composition notebook for scientific observations. Around this time, my mom showed me small item in a magazine, she explained that they were making a movie where scientists bring dinosaurs back to life.

Mirror selfie with Giraffatitan brancai (Brachiosaurus) at the Natural History Museum, Berlin, 2004.

Today, I’m an educator and student in the M.A. in Media Studies program at The New School. I’m interested in researching mediated experiences of dinosaurs — paleoart, scientific reconstructions, museum exhibits, fossils, as well as mass media, movies, toys, and other mediated experiences.