Karen Cloward has been an active paleontologist for the past 30 years. She has co-authored several scientific papers and has named 2 new species of dinosaurs and 1 new species of pterosaur. She was on the design team for the Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point and the Director of Education and Exhibits. Karen has prepared dinosaurs for a traveling exhibit, and museums around the world. She has since retired from fossil prep and now works with Community Education.