Head, Robert A. Pritzker Center; Curator In Charge of Meteorites and Physical Geology

Collections Manager

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Contractor/Adjunct Curator

Collaborating Graduate Students

  • Ms. Levke Kööp, University of Chicago
  • Ms. Nan Liu, University of Chicago
  • Mr. Reto Trappitsch, University of Chicago
  • Ms. Krysten Villalion, University of Chicago


  • Mr. Yaal Dryer, High School Intern
  • Ms. Kaitlyn McCain, Undergraduate Intern, University of Chicago


  • Mr. Drew Carhart
  • Ms. Mary Sue Coates
  • Mr. Steven Zitowsky

Previous Curators

  • Dr. Oliver C. Farrington
  • Dr. Henry Nichols
  • Dr. Sharat Roy
  • Dr. Edward Olsen
  • Dr. Meenakshi Wadhwa, now at Arizona State University

Former Post-docs and Interns (since 2010)

  • Ms. Elanor Albarran, intern from Princeton University
  • Ms. Asna Ansari, intern from Northwestern University, now graduate student at Columbia University
  • Mr. Christopher Boudreaux, intern from Dartmouth College
  • Ms. Karoline Brückel, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Ms. Caroline Clark, Bryn Mawr College
  • Ms. Libby Dybal, Arizona State University
  • Ms. Rebecca Friedlander, University of Vermont
  • Ms. Brit Hvide, intern from Northwestern University
  • Mr. Nathan Isaacs, University of Chicago Laboratory School
  • Mr. Evan Johnson-Ransom, high school intern
  • Dr. Ashley J. King, postdoctoral scholar from the University of Chicago
  • Ms. Clarita Nuñez, volunteer and former Collections Manager
  • Ms. Sarah Pipal, high school intern
  • Mr. Samuel Simon, intern from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ms. Maria Valdes, intern University of Chicago, now graduate student at Washington University St. Louis
  • Ms. Evelina Yarmit, high school intern

Research Associates in Meteoritics (Honorary Appointments)

  • Dr. Andrew Campbell, University of Chicago
  • Dr. Robert N. Clayton, University of Chicago
  • Dr. Nicolas Dauphas, University of Chicago
  • Dr. Andrew M. Davis, University of Chicago
  • Dr. Lawrence Grossman, University of Chicago
  • Dr. Frank Richter, University of Chicago
  • Dr. Birger Schmitz, Lund University, Sweden
  • Dr. Thomas Stephan, University of Chicago
  • Dr. Stephen R. Sutton, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory
  • Dr. Meenakshi Wadhwa, Arizona State University


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Robert A. Pritzker Associate Curator for Meteoritics and Polar Studies
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Collections Manager, Physical Geology