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Kevin Havener

Collections Data Specialist

Collections Center

Working at the Field Museum and participating in its vital educational, scientific, and exploratory mission is an honor and a privilege. Currently I'm engaged in KE EMu databasing and lightbox photography of flowering plants of the Great Lakes region; doing image and data management; supervising volunteers and interns; and also doing botanical scientific illustration preparation (hi-res scanning and cleanup) for book printing/publication.

Additional Information

Education

M.A. Education, Instructional Technology (materials design), San Francisco State University, CA
B.A. Anthropology/Archaeology, magna cum laude, San Francisco State University, CA
Science, Biology, Astronomy, Fine Arts, Film Production programs, Portland State University, OR

Interests

Science, evolution, botany, zoology, archaeology, and digital technology
Computers, photography, specimen and artifact handling, digital archiving, databasing
Publication layout and design (print and web), graphic design, videography

Work experience

Collections Data Specialist, S&E Botany (12/2014 to Present): KE EMu databasing and lightbox photography of flowering plants of the Great Lakes region; doing image and data management; supervising volunteers and interns; botanical scientific illustration preparation (hi-res scanning and cleanup) for book printing/publication.
Collections Assistant II/Digital Archivist, S&E Botany and Zoology (9/2008 through 11/2014): Digital specimen photography, image scanning, KE EMu databasing, dried plant specimens handling and re-packeting, establishing protocols and procedures; supervising and assisting interns and volunteers; text editing and formatting; tissue and specimen loans and prep for DNA cryogenic storage.
Special Events Assistant (12/2008 to Present): Evening event hospitality, adjunct security, exhibit docent, and patron assistant (occasional evening work).
Visual Communications Developer/Admin Assistant, S&E Action Center (formerly ECCo/ECP) (10/2002 through 6/2006): Educational materials developer, print (booklet, poster, report) design and layout; hired, trained, and supervised student interns; trained small groups (incl Spanish speakers) in desktop publishing; coordinated visitors and calendars; ordered and maintained computer equipment and printers; developed, wrote, designed website, database, Powerpoint presentations.