La Brea Tar Pits museum will remain closed until further notice. The park at La Brea Tar Pits is currently open and visitors can currently see paleontologists working at our excavation site weekly.  See NHMLAC's response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Connie Clarke

Preparator, Rancho La Brea

As a Preparator in the lab, Ms. Clarke is responsible for preparing fossils, supervising volunteers and communicating science with museum guests. Ms. Clarke graduated from Pomona College with a degree in chemistry. She worked as a Research Assistant in the Plant Biochemistry Lab at Pomona College and at UCLA before pursuing her passion for fossils. In 2016 she started volunteering at La Brea Tar Pits and is thrilled to now be working in the Fossil Lab.

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