And she brought some of her spectacular amber fossils of ferns. They are gorgeous, and the detail preserved is amazing–it’s hard to believe that they are 100 million years old! Dr. Li is a renowned paleo- and neo-botanist from the Chinese National Academy of Sciences in Nanjing. Inordinately dedicated and observant readers may also recognize her as one of my gracious and generous hosts in Sichuan.
Two weeks ago, Carrie attended the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Math First Annual Action Collaborative Summit on Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. She presented a poster on the work of Project Fe [projectfe.weebly.com], an organization dedicated to preventing sexual violence in biological fieldwork. Armed with new contacts and resources from the Summit, Carrie and Project Fe are ready to start rolling out new anti-violence protocols at Berkeley.