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Amanda Lawrence


Place of Work:

National Museum of Natural History

Areas of Study:

Outreach, Collections and Loans


Amanda Lawrence is the Archaeobiology and Biological Anthropology Technician at the National Museum of Natural History. Her duties include assisting visitors in the Anthropology collections, rehousing objects, cataloging archaeological material, maintaining associated documentation, and packing and shipping collection items. Amanda joined SI in 2012 as a Collection Program Technician within NMNH. During her tenure with the Collections Program, Amanda participated in collections management and digitization projects for NMNH’s scientific units: anthropology, botany, entomology, invertebrate zoology, mineral sciences, paleobiology, and vertebrate zoology. Her duties included using digitization techniques to enhance specimen records and proofreading specimen records. Previously, Amanda was a research assistant at the Museum of Texas Tech University’s Natural Science Research Laboratory where she gained experience in database management and maintaining museum environmental conditions. She received a BS in Geobiology from the Pennsylvania State University and a MA in Museum Science from Texas Tech University.

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