Curatorial Assistant Kaylin Martin

Kaylin Martin
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Academic Training

MS, 2016, University of Leicester, Museum Studies (natural history collections management emphasis)

Thesis: Investigated the potential use of ornithological collections to push for revisions in environmental laws. Emphasis on collections/data management and how birds can be used as baselines for environmental retrospective studies.

BA, 2015, University of Oklahoma, Anthropology

Additional Training

  • Natural History Museum, Molecular Collections Facility, London
  • New Walk Museum’s ornithological collection, England
  • Casa Museo Ivan Bruschi, Italy
  • Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Oklahoma
  • Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Oklahoma
  • Sugar Land Heritage Museum, Texas
  • Fort Bend Museum, Texas


  • Coordinating efforts with the collections manager to revamp the alcohol storage facilities as part of a three-year CSBR National Science Foundation grant
  • Cataloguing specimens into the collection
  • Reformatting and streamlining the database
  • Alcohol specimen maintenance
  • Updating taxonomy within the collection
  • Georeferencing localities where specimens were collected
  • Uploading specimen records and digital images to public interfaces
  • Assisting in education exhibit aspects of the collection
  • Managing work-study students, interns, and volunteers within the section