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Our Staff

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Our Staff

Stephanie Abramowicz

As illustrator and photographer for the Dinosaur Institute, Stephanie Abramowicz merges scientific research with artistic sensibility.

Trevor Alixopulos

Trevor Alixopulos supports the services and holdings of the Research Library at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Mairin Balisi, Ph.D.

Dr. Balisi is investigating how the dual disturbances of megafaunal extinction and climate transition shaped the mesocarnivore community over the past 40,000 years and by extension, our Los Angeles community today.

Kayce Bell, Ph.D.

Museum collections form a vital component of Kayce's research on mammal and parasite diversity and distribution. She is interested in the processes that lead to new species and how host diversity impacts parasite evolution.

Brian Brown, Ph.D.

Dr. Brian V. Brown, head of the Natural History Museum's Entomology Department and Curator of Entomology, has pursued an interest in insects since he was 5, when he created an insect zoo in his backyard in Toronto, Canada.

Yolanda Bustos, MAS & MLIS

Yolanda Bustos directs all activities related to the museum archives, libraries, and library special collections at the Natural History Museum and La Brea Tar Pits.

John M. Cahoon, M.A.

John Cahoon assists visiting researchers and answers public inquiries about the center’s two-dimensional collections which often results in publications about Los Angeles, California, and the West.

Neftali Camacho

Neftali Camacho immediately started working at the Museum after graduating with a B.S. from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2002. 

Sean Campbell

As a Preparator at Project 23, Mr. Campbell is responsible for excavating fossils, training volunteers and students and sharing his expertise with the public.

Kenneth Campbell, Ph.D.

Dr. Campbell began his tenure at the Natural History Museum in 1977 as one of two curators to fill staff positions for the newly opened George C. Page Museum, a satellite facility of the Natural History Museum.