Alf Museum Promotes Staff Members
The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology has promoted two staff members to new, expanded roles: Gabriel Santos takes on the role of director of visitor engagement and education while Bailey Jorgenson assumes the role of collections manager.
Santos, who has been with the museum since 2015, previously served as both outreach coordinator and collections manager. He was responsible for expanding Alf Museum public programs and DEI initiatives, including a cosplay for science initiative and a community college internship program. Santos holds a Master of Science in geological sciences from Cal State Fullerton.
In his new role, Santos will focus on public programs and development of the Alf Museum as a community educational resource.
Jorgenson, who joined the Alf Museum in 2015, served first as a collection and outreach assistant and then as a senior collections assistant. She has helped to organize and maintain the museum’s collection of 190,000 fossils, including an effort to create a comprehensive digital record of the collection. Jorgenson is pursuing a Master of Science in maritime sciences at State University New York.
In her new role, Jorgenson will collaborate with Curator Dr. Mairin Balisi and other staff to oversee care and use of the museum collection.