Featured Experts

Within this two-part online conference, you’ll hear from amazing people doing fascinating work. Learn about the experts below.

Paul Chaat Smith
Associate Curator
National Museum of the American Indian


Doug Owsley
Forensic Anthropology
Division Head, Physical Anthropology
National Museum of Natural History

Kari Bruwelheide
Co-Curator
Forensic Anthropology and Physical Anthropology
National Museum of Natural History

Robert Costello
National Outreach Program Manager
National Museum of Natural History


Diana Baird N’Diaye
Curator and Cultural Heritage Specialist
Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage


D.A. Sonneborn
Associate Director
Smithsonian Folkways


Bill Fitzhugh
Curator of Archaeology
Director, Arctic Studies Center
National Museum of Natural History


Philip M. Sadler
Head, Science Education Department
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Senior Lecturer, Harvard University Department of Astronomy

Ellen Lupton
Curator of Contemporary Design
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum


Caroline Payson
Director of Education
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum


Lisa Kaltenegger
Research Associate, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Lecturer, Harvard University Department of Astronomy


Margaret A. WeitekampMargaret A. Weitekamp
Curator, Division of Space History
National Air and Space Museum



Briana Pobiner
Science Outreach and Education Program Specialist
Human Origins Program
National Museum of Natural History

Joe Kolowski
Training and Research Specialist
Center for Conservation Education and Sustainability
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute


Christy Jo Geraci
Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow in Entomology
National Museum of Natural History


Michael Biondi
Graduate Researcher in Entomology
National Museum of Natural History

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