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I have a BS in Geology from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, and a PhD from the Department of Anatomy, Howard University in Washington, DC. I am a vertebrate paleontologist specializing in the study of fossil vertebrates of the Caribbean region and marine mammals, with emphasis in the Americas. My interests are the taxonomy, evolution and paleoecology of these extinct organisms. Currently a postdoc at California State University-Fillerton as well as Assistant Curator of marine mammals at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. My main current project is studying the ancient marine mammal herbivore faunas of the Eastern Pacific region in order to determine their ancient ecology using traditional morphological approaches as well as stable isotopes.
Some of my projects involve the study of fossils elasmobranches (sharks & rays), crustaceans (crabs), echinoderms (sea urchins & starfishes), crocodylians, sirenians, cetaceans and terrestrial vertebrates, with an emphasis on Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, but have and will also work with fossils from North, Central and South America and India. I am currently collaborating with experts from other institutions in the description and publication of several papers on different subjects about fossils of Puerto Rico and elsewhere.
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