Mammals

Division of Mammals

open weekdays 8am - 5pm
visitors welcome by appointment
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phone: (505) 277-1360
fax: (505) 277-1351
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Division of Mammals
Museum of Southwestern Biology
1 University of New Mexico
MSC03-2020
Albuquerque, NM 87131
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Division of Mammals
Museum of Southwestern Biology
CERIA Building 83 Room 204
302 Yale Blvd NE
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Personnel of the Division of Mammals

Joseph Cook
Joseph Cook

Curator of Mammals
Professor of Biology
505-277-1358
cookjose@unm.edu

Joe's webpage

Schuyler Liphardt
Schuyler Liphardt
Graduate Curatorial Assistant

A field mammalogist at heart, Schuyler is studying hantavirus evolution in bats and shrews.

Keila Gutierrez
Keila Gutierrez
Undergraduate Museum Technician

Keila is studying biology and sustainability, and is especially interested in ecology and conservation biology.

Teah Amirkabirian
Teah Amirkabirian
Undergraduate Museum Technician

Teah is pursuing a major in biology, and planning to minor in criminology. Thanks to her work at the museum, she's considering a concentration in ecology or mammal studies.

Destiny Frey
Destiny Frey
Amy Biehl High School Intern

Destiny is an intern at the museum for her senior volunteer project at Amy Biehl High School. She has always had a passion for biology and is interested in pursuing environmental law for conservation purposes.

Maria Oroyan
Maria Oroyan
Undergraduate Volunteer

Sophie Farr
Sophie Farr
Undergraduate Volunteer
Jon Dunnum
Jon Dunnum
Senior Collections Manager
505-277-9262
jldunnum@unm.edu

Jon's webpage

Tiffany Kenworthy
Tiffany Kenworthy
Curatorial Assistant

Tiffany, a recent graduate of UNM, loved working in the museum so much as an undergrad that she now finds herself here full-time.
Spirit animal: sloth.

Rabia Khan
Rabia Khan
Undergraduate Museum Technician

Obsessed with infectious disease control, Rabia started as a volunteer in the Division of Parasites. And the endless knowledge and hands-on work that the museum provides has kept her around.

Alicia Becenti
Alicia Becenti
Graduate Student Volunteer

Alicia is working on her Masters of Public Archaeology. She is helping to process mammal skeletal material to gain experience that will be beneficial for her field of interest, zooarchaeology.

Hailey Patterson
Hailey Patterson
Undergraduate Volunteer

Hailey is double majoring in biology and psychology. She plans to get a masters degree in population and behavioral ecology so that she can work in the field studying the behavior patterns of wild cats. She hopes that one day her work will take her to Africa where she will also be able to see her favorite animal, the giraffe.

Nikki Huynh
Nikki Huynh
Undergraduate Volunteer

Tommy Galfano
Tommy Galfano
Undergraduate Volunteer

Tommy's always been a huge animal nerd, so he really loves working at the museum. His favorite animal is the okapi. And his future plans are to work in mammal conservation and reseach.
Adrienne Raniszewski
Adrienne Raniszewski
Collections Associate
Staff Coordinator
505-277-5369
aranis@unm.edu

Alexander Olivas
Alexander Olivas
Undergraduate Museum Technician

Alex is studying mechanical engineering and loves to learn from everything, especially biology. Working with skeletons inspires Alex's art drawings and, with the help of his museum experience, he plans to someday recreate dinosaurs!

Somiya Dunnum
Somiya Dunnum
Undergraduate Museum Technician

Somiya is working towards her degree in Biology. While she works in the museum, her favorite place is out in the field trapping and prepping.

Danielle Parsons
Danielle Parsons
Undergraduate Volunteer

Danielle is studying biology and chemistry and enjoys being out in the field. In a past life she was definitely a water shrew.

Katrina Derieg
Katrina Derieg
Undergraduate Volunteer

Katrina is studying biology and she is interested in small mammal ecology and evolution. She enjoys being in the field and she strives to be a well-rounded naturalist.

Pooja Bhakta
Pooja Bhakta
Undergraduate Volunteer

Pooja is currently a junior with a major in Biochemistry and a minor in Psychology. She plans on attending medical school and becoming a neurologist. During her free time she likes to play basketball, video games, and read comic books. She also really loves Spiderman!

Associates of the Division of Mammals