Our museums remain closed due to COVID-19. While LA County Public Health has entered Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery, allowing for the reopening of museums on June 12, our museums are still slowly welcoming back staff and are in the process of planning for new health and safety protocols in our galleries and gardens. Therefore, we will not be reopening until later in the summer. Sign up here to be the first to know when we will safely re-open to the public and in the meantime, stay connected from home.

Carrie Howard

Lead Preparator, Rancho La Brea

Ms. Howard came to Rancho La Brea with a BA in Earth Sciences and Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz and a love for geology, fossils, and photography. She started as a volunteer in the Fossil Lab and at the Project 23 Excavation in 2009, and soon became a staff excavator.  She worked at the excavation site for several years and now works on digitization projects in the collections and in the field through photography, photogrammetry, and 3D surface scanning, while also overseeing the photography and data collection at the Project 23 daily excavation site.

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