The Alf Museum is excited to announce some big changes! Two members of our team, Gabriel Santos and Bailey Jorgensen, are stepping into new positions at the Alf.
Gabriel Santos is the museum’s new Director of Visitor Engagement and Education. Gabriel has been with the Alf Museum since 2015. He received his Bachelors in biological sciences at UC Irvine and then his Masters in geological sciences at California State University, Fullerton. Beginning in his position as collections manager and then outreach coordinator, he has played an important role in the development of the Alf Museum’s public programs and DEI initiatives, such as the Cosplay for Science Initiative and ACCESS Paleo SoCal internship program. In 2021, he was named a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. As Director of Visitor Engagement and Education, Gabriel will continue to grow our public programs and develop the Alf Museum as an educational resource for our community.
Bailey Jorgensen, who has been with the Alf since 2017, is stepping into the role of Collections Manager. Beginning in her position as Collection and Outreach Assistant and then Senior Collections Assistant, she has been essential in the organization, care, and maintenance of the museum’s 190,000 fossil specimens and historical archive. Her work in specimen digitization and databasing has expanded the accessibility of the museum’s collection for students, researchers, and the public. Bailey received her Bachelor’s degree in archaeology at Montana State University and will be starting her Master’s program in maritime sciences at State University of New York. As our new Collections Manager, Bailey will work in collaboration with our curator and other collections staff to oversee care and use of the Alf Museum collection.
Both Gabriel and Bailey have been essential members of the Alf Museum team and we very excited to see them step into their new positions. Please join us in congratulating them both! We are so grateful to have them on team Alf!