I am a rising sophomore at the University of Rochester, majoring in International Relations and Financial Economics. You may ask, what is a 19 year old liberal arts major doing in the field of paleontology? I've grown up around animals and nature throughout my life. My interest in paleontology, stemming from children's books and digging holes in my front yard, evidently wasn't "just a phase, mom"; rather, it was something I never got to fully explore until I entered college. I think a lot of kids my age suffer from this idea that paleontology is an exclusive field populated by uninteresting adults, which is entirely not true as I've found. I have a lot to learn in this field, but I am more than ready to take the dive and I think this project is the perfect springboard to delve into deeper, even more far-reaching projects in the future. I can't wait to get started and I hope you're as excited about the results as we are!