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Jenessa Wall

Assistant Collections Manager, Marine Biodiversity Center

Jenessa joined the Marine Biodiversity Center in 2014 as Assistant Collections Manager after obtaining her BA in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She grew up exploring the natural world in the vast rainforests of the Pacific Northwest and has continued that curiosity in her career at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County where she is one of the project managers for the Diversity Initiative for the Southern California Ocean leading the workflow for specimen collection, specimen curation and data curation as well as building a DNA barcode library for the marine invertebrates of Southern California. Every year she also mentors a cohort of USC work study students and interns carrying out field biology, curation of collection material and molecular biology projects for the MBC.

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