Dr. Ellie Sattler played by Laura Dern (Mask, October Sky) is a Paleo-botanist (study of fossilized plants) and girlfriend to Dr. Alan Grant. As they both accept the invitation to Hammond’s preserve, she is one of the first to realize that there were dangerous plants around the park itself-“you pick them because they look nice” It was certainly preface to what was ahead. During the park tour, they stumble upon a sick Triceratops. Dr. Sattler decides to split up with the rest of the group in order to stay back with Dr. Harding and care for the Trike. Her separation from the rest was ideal because she became the “go-to” woman and single handedly went to the power shed and turned on the park’s fences manually while escaping from a hungry Velociraptor.