Smithsonian marine biologist, Dr. Mary Hagedorn, is leading a global network of scientists in one of the most unique ocean-conservation programs in the world today, the Reef Recovery Initiative, which focuses on cryopreservation of marine species.
A staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute since 1994, his studies of Central American marine species and habitats help equip policymakers and partners with solid science for developing stronger conservation approaches in sensitive natural areas.
Christina Gonzalez is a PhD student in Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, with concentrations in Native American & Indigenous Studies and Museum Studies.
José Barreiro was the Assistant Director for Research and Director, Office for Latin America, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
Catherine Potvin is a professor in the Department of Biology at McGill University and an associate scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.