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Jonathan

Jonathan W. Franzosa
jfranzosa@mail.utexas.edu
Graduate Student
The University of Texas at Austin

B.S. in Geology, Louisiana State University, 1998

Education

August 1998-Present: The University at Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. Enrolled in the Ph.D. program for Vertebrate Paleontology, Department of Geological Sciences.

August 1994-May 1998: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. B.S. in Geology. Some relevant courses taken: Evolutionary Biology; Zoology; Vertebrate and Invertebrate Paleontology; Dinosaurs, Theories, and Extinctions; Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates.

Experience

While at Louisiana State University:
- Mapping of Fort Polk vertebrate fossil sites.
- Collection of fossils at Fort Polk sites.
- Preparation of Fort Polk Miocene rocks for picking in acid bath lab.
- Picking of Fort Polk fossils obtained from retrieval process.
- Preparation, picking, sorting, and cataloging of foraminifers (dry and wet).

While at The University of Texas at Austin:
- Teaching Assistant for Age of Dinosaurs class.
- Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Geology class.
- Teaching Assistant for Paleobiology
- Collection of vertebrate fossils from the Kayenta Fm. (Lower Jurassic) of NE Arizona.
- Data processing in High Resolution X-ray CT facility.

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