Kudos to Julia for a very successful collections visit to the Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and University of California Museum of Paleontology. While there, she worked on two projects. For her Natural Trap Cave project, she photographed the teeth of 78 individuals from 35 species to begin to narrow down the identifications of the rodent and rabbit species commonly found at Natural Trap Cave. For her African rodent hypsodonty project, she measured fossil specimens from 12 genera to determine the degree of hypsodonty exhibited by each taxon. On the weekends, she and her friend Emily explored Yosemite and the Berkeley Botanical Gardens.