In the Goodheart Lab, our primary goal is to create a space that supports anyone with a genuine interest having fun doing science. In our lab, we focus on learning with a growth mindset and working collaboratively to do quality research and generate innovative ideas. We acknowledge that science is an activity performed within society, and as such is subject to the pressures and cultural ideologies perpetuated both within and outside of academia. The Goodheart Lab is an actively anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-xenophobia, anti-homophobia, anti-ableist space, and we welcome all folks willing to join us in this journey. Please check out our research and publications pages to see if your interests are a fit for the lab.
PI - Dr. Jessica Goodheart
Assistant Curator/Assistant Professor
PhD - University of Maryland, College Park, 2017
MS - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2013
BS - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2011
Email - CV - Anti-CV - Twitter - Github
"Chihuahuas are the best dog breed."
Laura Rincón Rodriguez
Museum Specialist for Malacology
Master’s degree in museum studies, University of Florida, April 2022
Library and Information Science, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Bogotá, Colombia. October 2013.
Hello everyone! I am thrilled about the mutual learning we can generate between scientists and museum studies professionals in natural history collections. I am an advocate of active collections as places where we can reimagine and put into practice ideas and new models of collections work that can represent the collections professionals of the twenty-first century and current societal trends. I have a Collections Lit Club! Follow me on Twitter and keep an eye out for my monthly virtual discussions about collections management.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” --Maya Angelou
Lina Marie Raubold
PhD Student - Richard Gilder Graduate School
M.Sc. in Organismic Biology, Evolutionary Biology and Palaeobiology at the University of Bonn and the Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change Bonn, Germany (2022)
B.Sc. in Biology at the University of Düsseldorf and the Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Helmholtz-Centre for Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven, Germany (2019)
Marine invertebrate enthusiast and excited to study all things sea slugs here at AMNH!
Joyful DnD player, coffee lover and underwater explorer.
“Imperfect is interesting!”