Career Day 2021
ESA Alumni Focus: Dr. Nicholas Pyenson, ’98, is a research geologist and curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. He joined ESA juniors and seniors for Career Day 2021 to share his experiences as a scientist. Since earning a BS from Emory University and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, Nick has conducted research that has taken him to every continent, and for which he has received the highest research awards from the Smithsonian, as well as a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the Obama White House. His first book, Spying on Whales, was published in June of 2018.