Museum Specialist, Human Origins Program

Medium shot of museum specialist Jennifer Clark wearing a green shirt. Indistinct items in the background.
Photo from Smithsonian's Human Origins Program.

Jennifer Clark is a Museum Specialist with the Human Origins Program (HOP) in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. She joined the Smithsonian family in 1984 and became a member of the Human Origins team in 1988. She has a B.S. in Ethology from the University of Georgia. Even though Jennifer’s title says specialist, she considers herself more of a generalist. She manages the HOP lab, occasionally runs the research field camp, archives research photos, looks after the fossil hominin cast collection, is a scientific illustrator and photographer, and studies the microfauna of Olorgesailie.