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Kristen  Carmichael  : Birds

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Future vet tech gets hands on experience

Kristen works as a bird specimen preparator, making skeletons and study skins for the research collection.

Before working in this division I knew little to nothing about birds, and now I feel like I understand their anatomy and why certain birds evolved certain ways. It's only been a couple of weeks but I already feel like I'll be able to remember which species I've worked with and be able to identify them. Basically, I now have a newfound fascination with birds!